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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Science’s Lessons for Parenting

This recent article in the Atlantic Monthly describes an emerging theory in behavioral science called, among other names, the “orchid hypothesis.”  This theory posits that the genes associated with ADHD, depression, and anti-social behavior can actually provide stability and success for people if they, as children, were raised in stable environments.  This theory may therefore have great implications for parenting and welfare policy.


Hat Tip: Elizabeth Ryznar

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