Vistas Online 2009

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.


The Relationship between Psychological Birth Order and Romantic Relationships

Nicole A. Healy, Tammy H. Scheidegger, Amy L. Ridley Meyers, and Karen Friedlen


While the significance of the correlation between psychological birth order and personality has been long recognized, only recently was a standard developed to assess this perspective. The White-Campbell Psychological Birth Order Inventory (PBOI) was developed in 1991 to address this need (Campbell, White, & Stewart, 1991). Focusing on psychological birth order rather than ordinal birth order allows this concept to be applied to any type of family, regardless of the numerous variables on which families may differ, including, but not limited to, family size, spacing of siblings, family atmosphere, and sex of siblings (Shulman & Mosak, 1977).

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