Members in the Media
From: The New York Times

Family Ties a Plus for Mannings

The New York Times:

So you haven’t heard enough about Peyton and Eli Manning — their quarterbacking careers, their Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards and their skills as Madison Avenue pitchmen?

Let’s analyze the effects of their birth order. No statistics, just a bit of scholarly speculation as Eli prepares to lead the Giants into Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5 against the New England Patriots.

Peyton will turn 36 in March, and Eli just turned 31. Then there is their big brother, Cooper, 37, whose career as a wide receiver at the University of Mississippi ended before it began because of spinal stenosis.

A student of birth order like Frank J. Sulloway, a psychology professor at the University of California, Berkeley, says that first-born children tend to be conscientious, responsible, reliable and achievement-oriented, while later-born children can be rebellious, easygoing, excitement-seeking and risk-taking. Indeed, as later-born children, Eli and Peyton should be more alike than different.

Read the whole story: The New York Times

More of our Members in the Media >

APS regularly opens certain online articles for discussion on our website. Effective February 2021, you must be a logged-in APS member to post comments. By posting a comment, you agree to our Community Guidelines and the display of your profile information, including your name and affiliation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations present in article comments are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of APS or the article’s author. For more information, please see our Community Guidelines.

Please login with your APS account to comment.