Psychologists have often neglected the importance of siblings - or not having siblings in the case of the only child - in an individual's development. Psychoanalytic theorists (Freud and his followers) especially have frequently rather focused on the relationship and dynamics between the child and its parents. However, some contemporary research and theory emphasises the significance of also thinking about and understanding the impact our siblings have on our personality development and the decisions we make in our lives. In the following video Jeff Kluger gives an interesting talk on "hidden power of siblings":
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