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The nurture assumption : why children turn out the way they do

Author: Judith Rich Harris
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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How much credit do parents deserve when their children turn out well? How much blame when they turn out badly? This book explodes some of our deepest beliefs about children and parents and gives us something radically new to put in their place. With eloquence and wit, Judith Harris explains why parents have little power to determine the sort of people their children become. It is what children experience outside the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Rich Harris
ISBN: 0684857073 9780684857077
OCLC Number: 42440929
Notes: Originally published: New York : Free Press, 1998.
Description: xviii, 462 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Nurture is not the same as environment --
The nature (and nurture) of the evidence --
Nature, nurture, and none of the above --
Separate worlds --
Other times, other places --
Human nature --
Us and them --
In the company of children --
The transmission of culture --
Gender rules --
Schools of children--
Growing up --
Dysfunctional families and problem kids--
What parents can do --
The nurture assumption on trial.
Responsibility: Judith Rich Harris.

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Argues that children's development is influenced primarily by their peers--other children--rather than by their parents.  Read more...

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from the Foreword by Steven Pinkerauthor of "The Language Instinct" and "How the Mind Works""The Nurture Assumption" is truly rare. Though its thesis is at first counterintuitive, one gets a sense of Read more...

 
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