Howard S. Friedman is Distinguished Professor at the Univ. of California, Riverside: In my work on the Longevity Project, I and my colleagues have been studying over 1500 bright American men and women who were first examined as children in the 1920s. They were followed for their whole lives. One of the puzzles that emerged was why some children were able to overcome challenging childhoods—with family strife and parental divorce—but still flourish later in life. We had many clues from these participants, but what about the more general issue of young deviants in society? W

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