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The Resource Stranger in the nest : do parents really shape their child's personality, intelligence, or character?, David B. Cohen

Stranger in the nest : do parents really shape their child's personality, intelligence, or character?, David B. Cohen

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Stranger in the nest : do parents really shape their child's personality, intelligence, or character?
Title
Stranger in the nest
Title remainder
do parents really shape their child's personality, intelligence, or character?
Statement of responsibility
David B. Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For decades, millions of parents have been told that they are primarily responsible for things gone wrong with their children. Mothers and fathers have internalized this message, producing an unrealistic and damaging sense of guilt, and even betrayal. Parents do affect their children, but how much? Our children are not born as blank slates. They come to us encrypted with their own predilections, biases, strengths, and weaknesses, many of which are as beyond the control of parents as determining their child's gender or eye color. Here, for the first time, is a scientifically grounded examination of the controversial idea that nature - in the form of genetic blueprints - may have far more influence on how children develop than a particular style of parenting. Parents reeling from the idea that they don't have much impact on how their children think, feel, and behave, will find both surprise and comfort in psychologist David Cohen's account of the importance, and limits, of inborn traits
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, David B.
Dewey number
155.2/34
Index
index present
LC call number
BF341
LC item number
.C55 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1999 E-744
  • WS 105.5.F2
NLM item number
C678s 1999
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature and nurture
  • Nativism (Psychology)
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Personality Development
  • Character
  • Child Development
  • Hérédité et milieu
  • Nativisme (Psychologie)
  • Nativism (Psychology)
  • Nature and nurture
  • Erfelijkheid en omgeving
  • Ouder-kind-relaties
  • Nature and nurture
  • Nativism (Psychology)
Label
Stranger in the nest : do parents really shape their child's personality, intelligence, or character?, David B. Cohen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Within the nest -- Making connections -- Blaming the parents -- Forging a world -- A mind of one's own -- Random elements -- Intelligence and personality -- Vulnerability and creativity -- Conduct and character -- Psyche and the single gene -- A prenatal world -- Unmasked potentials -- Out of the blue -- Beyond the nest
Control code
ocm39930342
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780471319221
Lccn
98031371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39930342
  • (OCoLC)39930342
Label
Stranger in the nest : do parents really shape their child's personality, intelligence, or character?, David B. Cohen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Within the nest -- Making connections -- Blaming the parents -- Forging a world -- A mind of one's own -- Random elements -- Intelligence and personality -- Vulnerability and creativity -- Conduct and character -- Psyche and the single gene -- A prenatal world -- Unmasked potentials -- Out of the blue -- Beyond the nest
Control code
ocm39930342
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780471319221
Lccn
98031371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39930342
  • (OCoLC)39930342

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