"The best is the child in a separate room, where it then remains alone," a bestselling Nazi-era parenting book advised.
- In 1934, a German pulmonologist wrote a book that contained child-rearing advice that promoted extreme forms of neglect in order to encourage toughness in children.
- The Nazis later incorporated these principles into a mothers' training program that millions of German women undertook.
- Some German therapists suggest that the effects of these harsh parenting styles are still being felt by German adults and their children today.
A new study has identified specific genes that seem to play an integral part in characterizing the behavior of dog breeds.
- A new study compared behavioral data on dogs, obtained from owner surveys, with genetic information to identify genes associated with specific traits like aggression and attachment.
- The study found 131 locations in a dog's genome that seemed to be linked to 14 behavioral traits across various breeds.
- Some of these specific gene-behavior associations can also be found in humans, suggesting that future research could help scientists better understand conditions like anxiety, and even improve treatments.