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The Nurture Assumption

The Nurture Assumption

Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do

  • Author: Judith Rich Harris
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684857073
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 462
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Argues that children's development is influenced primarily by their peers--other children--rather than by their parents

The Nurture Assumption

The Nurture Assumption

Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do

  • Author: Judith Rich Harris
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439135088
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 480
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK How much credit do parents deserve when their children turn out welt? How much blame when they turn out badly? Judith Rich Harris has a message that will change parents' lives: The "nurture assumption" -- the belief that what makes children turn out the way they do, aside from their genes, is the way their parents bring them up -- is nothing more than a cultural myth. This electrifying book explodes some of our unquestioned beliefs about children and parents and gives us a radically new view of childhood. Harris looks with a fresh eye at the real lives of real children to show that it is what they experience outside the home, in the company of their peers, that matters most, Parents don't socialize children; children socialize children. With eloquence and humor, Judith Harris explains why parents have little power to determine the sort of people their children will become. The Nurture Assumption is an important and entertaining work that brings together insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, primatology, and evolutionary biology to offer a startling new view of who we are and how we got that way.

Why Parents Matter

Why Parents Matter

Parental Investment and Child Outcomes

  • Author: Nigel Barber
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780897897259
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 217
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Explores the relationship between parents and children and shows how critical parents are in determining which children will be happy and productive.

Toward a Humanist Justice

Toward a Humanist Justice

The Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin

  • Author: Debra Satz,Rob Reich
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019045072X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 272
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The late Susan Moller Okin was a leading political theorist whose scholarship integrated political philosophy and issues of gender, the family, and culture. Okin argued that liberalism, properly understood as a theory opposed to social hierarchies and supportive of individual freedom and equality, provided the tools for criticizing the substantial and systematic inequalities between men and women. Her thought was deeply informed by a feminist view that theories of justice must apply equally to women as men, and she was deeply engaged in showing how many past and present political theories failed to do this. She sought to rehabilitate political theories--particularly that of liberal egalitarianism, in such a way as to accommodate the equality of the sexes, and with an eye toward improving the condition of women and families in a world of massive gender inequalities. In her lifetime Okin was widely respected as a scholar whose engagement went well beyond the world of theory, and her premature death in 2004 was considered by many a major blow to progressive political thought and women's interests around the world. This volume stems from a conference on Okin, and contains articles by some of the top feminist and political philosophers working today. They are organized around a set of themes central to Okin's work, namely liberal theory, gender and the family, feminist and cultural differences, and global justice. Included are major figures such as Joshua Cohen, David Miller, Cass Sunstein, Alison Jaggar, and Iris Marion Young, among others. Their aim is not to celebrate Okin's work, but to constructively engage with it and further its goals.

The Science of Education

The Science of Education

Back to School

  • Author: Scientific American Editors
  • Publisher: Scientific American
  • ISBN: 146682414X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 226
  • View: 9897
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The Science of Education: Back to School by the Editors of Scientific American Updated Edition. This eBook has been updated to include content from two special reports on education. Scientific American's popular "Learning in the Digital Age," is included almost in its entirety as the new Section 7 and analyzes the positive and negative effects of the digital revolution on education. In addition, two new articles from Scientific American Mind's report "The Science of Better Learning" are included in Section 2: "For the Love of Math" and "The Science of Handwriting." The first examines the benefits of guided-discovery programs like JUMP in teaching math, and the second discusses research that shows forming words by hand rather than typing may lead to longer-term memories. These and the rest of the articles in this collection explore how learning is a scientific process and offer the latest theories of education. Section 1, "The Lesson Plan," begins with how children learn and includes an eye-opening piece by Scientific American Editor Ingrid Wickelgren on how honing certain psychological skills not only enhances learning but also helps kids fight frustration and ward off stress. Other sections cover teaching the three Rs, the unique requirements of gifted children, controversies of class size, roles of parents and teachers and the imperative to improve science teaching. Individual articles delve into specific issues such as how a focus on intellect over effort can negatively affect potential, the role that errors play in retention, how physical activity boosts academic achievement, the effects of parents versus peer groups on behavior and much more. In this anthology, Scientific American has gathered some of its best reporting on the challenges, successes and the execution of a scientific approach to education. Together, they help construct a path for success for the next generation.

In the Name of Education

In the Name of Education

  • Author: Jonas E. Alexis
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 1600347606
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 411
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Alexis convincingly examines the crisis in education from a Christian perspective. (Social Issues)

The Triumph of Louise Laurel & Successful Parenting/Nurturing

The Triumph of Louise Laurel & Successful Parenting/Nurturing

By the Hand of God

  • Author: Daphne L. Clarke
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 1591602777
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 180
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Supergenes: What Really Makes Us Human

Supergenes: What Really Makes Us Human

  • Author: Craig MacKay
  • Publisher: Craig Mackay
  • ISBN: 1847993923
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 212
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Why do we behave so differently in different situations? Why did you choose the clothes you are wearing, the books you read and the friends and opinions you have? What is it about humans that has let us achieve so much, so quickly? This book tries to understand why the evolution of our human species is happening at a rate so much faster than may be explained by Darwinian biological evolution alone. The engine of our extraordinary social evolution is human behaviour. We have a deep-seated need to pass on to others some part of our own achievements, what we have made of our lives. Our survival and success now depends principally on our adaption to our social environment and not to our physical environment. It is these supercharged social genes that are the essence of our remarkable and accelerating rate of evolution today. This book looks critically at our present understanding of human behaviour and evolution to seek a consilience across a wide range of fields of research. More at www.supergenes.net

The Psychology of the Faceless Warriors

The Psychology of the Faceless Warriors

Eastern Chiapas, Early 1994

  • Author: Arij Ouweneel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Chiapas (Mexico)
  • Page: 129
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Human Behavior and Social Environments

Human Behavior and Social Environments

A Biopsychosocial Approach

  • Author: Dennis Saleebey
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231112807
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 509
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Using a biopsychosocial perspective, this book demonstrates that there are many ways of knowing, many methods of inquiry, and several perspectives that can guide one's understanding of human behavior. The conceptual frameworks upon which this book is based are resilience and meaning-making. Themes throughout are capacity, context and constitution. Pedagogical devices to aid the student include chapter overviews, case studies, and end of chapter questions.