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    Psychology and mentality

    A. The way parents behave affects a lot on children's psychology.
    B. The way parents behave has a huge effect on children's mentality.

    Do these two sentences have a natural conversational tone?

    Thank you so much

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    Re: Psychology and mentality

    A is just wrong, because 'affects a lot on' doesn't work; but 'psychology' is more likely to be the appropriate word* - so B + 'psychology'-for-'mentality' would sound fine.

    *'Psychological make-up/development/growth/education/...<some other noun>' would be better. 'Mentality' usually refers to one sort of behaviour/decision-making: 'I just don't understand the mentality of someone who can do that to his child; he must be psychologically damaged in some way.' (The psychological damage would lead to other sorts of 'dysfunctionality.')


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