Salmon on 'Anderson'
Author and University psychologist Catherine Salmon was interviewed by Anderson Cooper on his daytime television show "Anderson" at 1 and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 on FOX 11.
The segment, "Are Parents Playing Favorites," includes the interview with Salmon and a debate with mothers who admit to playing favorites and one who is opposed to it.
Salmon weighs in on "Playing Favorites"—the cover story on the Oct. 3, 2011 issue of Time Magazine, which will also be discussed in the segment.
"There is not a parent on the planet who would admit to favoring a beautiful child over a less beautiful one, but scientists aren't constrained by the same pretense of impartiality. Long-standing bodies of work point to humans' deeply wired bias for the lovely over the less so — in the family, in the workplace and certainly in the dating market. It's part of what psychologist and sibling expert Catherine Salmon of the University of Redlands in California calls the 'general heuristic that things that are attractive are healthy and good and smart.' "
Subscribers to Time Magazine can read "Playing Favorites" online.
Salmon was also quoted in an Oct. 17, 2007 Time Magazine article, "The Power of Birth Order."
Learn more—read about Salmon's book, “The Secret Power of Middle Children—How Middleborns Can Harness Their Unexpected and Remarkable Abilities,” listen to interviews on "The Today Show" and NPR, and read what others are writing about Salmon's work.