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The Minds of Boys

The Minds of Boys

Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life

  • Author: Michael Gurian
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118041116
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 368
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Michael Gurian's blockbuster bestseller The Wonder of Boys is the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how to understand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, been translated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year, which is more than any other book on boys in history. To follow up on this first book, which launched the boy's movement, he has now written this revolutionary new book which confronts what he and a lot of other parents and teachers in this country truly believe to be a "boy's crisis". Here are the facts: Boys today are simply not learning as well as girls Boys receive 70% of the Ds and Fs given all students Boys cause 90% of classroom discipline problems 80% of all high school dropouts are boys Millions of American boys are on Ritalin and other mind-bending control drugs Only 40% of college students are boys And three out of four learning disabled students are boys So what can we do? Gurian has the answer in this enormously fascinating and practical book which shows parents and teachers how to help boys overcome their current classroom obstacles by helping to create the proper learning environment, understand how to help boys work with their unique natural gifts, nurture and expand every bit of their potential, and enabling them to succeed in life the way they ought to. Gurian presents a whole new way of solving the problem based on the success of his program in schools across the country, the latest research and application of neuro-biological research on how boys' brains actually work and how they can learn very well if they're properly taught. Anyone who cares about the future of our boys must read this book.

Inside the Minds of Sexual Predators

Inside the Minds of Sexual Predators

  • Author: Katherine Ramsland,Patrick N. McGrain
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313379610
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 193
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This revealing look inside the minds of sexual predators, from cyber-stalkers to rapists to teachers who exploit underage children, explains why they commit their heinous crimes. • Compelling case studies keep readers of all levels fascinated by the information revealed • Chapters are arranged by predator type, which keeps information and theory organized for easier reference and comparison • Includes a bibliography offering selected resources for scholars in criminology, sociology, and psychology

The Minds of Billy Milligan

The Minds of Billy Milligan

  • Author: Daniel Keyes
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1409163911
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 432
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'Fascinating' LA Times '[Keyes] has carried it off brilliantly, bringing not only a fine clarity but a special warmth and empathy' Washington Post Billy Milligan was a man tormented by twenty-four distinct personalities battling for supremacy - a battle that culminated when he awoke in jail, arrested for the kidnap and rape of three women. In a landmark trial, Billy was acquitted of his crimes by reason of insanity caused by multiple personality disorder - the first such court decision in history. Among the twenty-four are: Philip, a petty criminal; Kevin, who dealt drugs; April, whose only ambition was to kill Billy's stepfather; Adalana, the shy, affection-starved lesbian who 'used' Billy's body in the rapes that led to his arrest; David, the eight-year-old 'keeper of the pain'; and the Teacher, the sum of all Billy's alter egos fused into one. In The Minds of Billy Milligan, Daniel Keyes brings to light the most remarkable and harrowing case of multiple personality ever recorded.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently!

Boys and Girls Learn Differently!

A Guide for Teachers and Parents

  • Author: Philip Carter
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780787959302
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 368
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At last, we have the scientific evidence that documents the manybiological gender differences that influence learning. Forinstance, girls talk sooner, develop better vocabularies, readbetter, and have better fine motor skills. Boys, on the other hand,have better auditory memory, are better at three-dimensionalreasoning, are more prone to explore, and achieve greater abstractdesign ability after puberty. In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Guriansynthesizes the current knowledge and clearly demonstrates how thisdistinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differencesaffects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a new way toeducate our children based on brain science, neurologicaldevelopment, and chemical and hormonal disparities. The innovationspresented in this book were applied in the classroom and provensuccessful, with dramatic improvements in test scores, during atwo-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in sixMissouri school districts.

The Improvement of the Mind. ... In Two Parts, Etc

The Improvement of the Mind. ... In Two Parts, Etc

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 414
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A Scriptural and moral catechism, designed chiefly to lead the minds of the rising generation to the love and practice of mercy, and to expose the horrid nature of cruelty to the dumb creation

A Scriptural and moral catechism, designed chiefly to lead the minds of the rising generation to the love and practice of mercy, and to expose the horrid nature of cruelty to the dumb creation

  • Author: Abraham Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Speaking of Boys

Speaking of Boys

Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Raising Sons

  • Author: Michael Thompson, PhD,Teresa Barker
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 030749120X
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 352
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My eight-year-old son is the only boy in his class who doesn't have a Gameboy. I don't want him to be ostracized for not having one, but I worry that it's addictive. What do you think? Our two sons are eleven and fourteen, and they are fiercely competitive. The tension around our house is awful. How can we help them get along better? We've worked very hard to keep our ten-year-old son in touch with his feelings. Sometimes it seems as if we've put him at a disadvantage, surrounded by tougher boys who can be pretty cruel with teasing. How can we help him protect himself when other boys start to tease? With his bestselling book Raising Cain, Michael Thompson, Ph.D., at last broke the silence surrounding the emotional life of boys and spearheaded an important national debate. His warmth and humor quickly made him a popular and respected international speaker and consultant. Now he directs his authority, insight, and eloquence to answering your questions about raising a son. With candid questions and thoughtful, detailed responses, Speaking of Boys covers hot-button topics such as peer pressure, ADHD/ADD, and body image as well as traditional issues such as friendship, divorce, and college and career development. This perceptive, informative, and passionate book will leave you not only with useful, practical advice but also with the comforting knowledge that other parents share the same concerns you do when it comes to raising our boys into well-adjusted, responsible men.

A Mind Of Her Own

A Mind Of Her Own

The evolutionary psychology of women

  • Author: Anne Campbell
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191647020
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 440
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When Darwin proposed that females shape evolution by being choosy in their choice of male suitors, his Victorian contemporaries were shocked that he accorded so much importance to women. But this early view of the female role was far from revolutionary: They were simply allowed to be passive 'quality controllers' of male genes. Recent years have shown that the inert 'coy female' is a myth. For a male, a high sex drive and a taste for variety may improve his fitness. But for a female, successful reproduction goes far beyond copulation. She bears the brunt of parental investment with each child represents years of commitment from pregnancy and breast-feeding to provisioning and guarding. For her genetic lineage to survive, she must do this better than her rivals. Each of us comes from a line of winning mothers. Women are, after all, the first and default sex. It is women who bear children. A child born with a single X chromosome can survive, but not one with a single Y. In a population crash, a female-biased population will survive far better than a male-heavy one. In this book, Anne Campbell redresses the balance of evolutionary theory in favour of women. She examines how selection pressures have shaped the female mind over thousands of generations: Their emotions, friendship, competition, aggression and mate choice. She brings together data from neuroscience, endocrinology, anthropology, primatology as well as psychology to address fundamental questions about sex differences.... Why are women less aggressive than men? Were women designed for monogamy or promiscuity? What do women compete for? Why is conflict between males and females inevitable? What makes each woman unique? Have contraception and IVF subverted the process of natural selection?

On obscure diseases of the Brain and disorders of the mind; their incipient symptoms, pathology, etc

On obscure diseases of the Brain and disorders of the mind; their incipient symptoms, pathology, etc

  • Author: Forbes Benignus WINSLOW
  • Publisher: N.A
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Proceedings: Sixteenth Annual Convention of Rotary International

Proceedings: Sixteenth Annual Convention of Rotary International

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  • Publisher: Rotary International
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