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A lack of friends and poor peer relationships can have a damaging effect on children’s emotional development, leading to depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. But how far do problems relate to the environments in which children are raised, and how far are their own, personal characteristics at the root of problems? A large study of identical and non-identical twins casts new light on the issues by identifying attributing an important part of children’s peer relationship difficulties to genetic factors.
Read the full story here: A tendency to be disliked? How genetics relate to peer rejection in school