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The nurture assumption : why children turn out the way they do, Judith Rich Harris

Label
The nurture assumption : why children turn out the way they do
Title
The nurture assumption
Title remainder
why children turn out the way they do
Statement of responsibility
Judith Rich Harris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 home, in the company of their peers, that matters most. Parents don't socialize children: children socialize children." "Harris looks with a fresh eye at the real lives of real children and shows that the nurture assumption is nothing more than a cultural myth. Why do the children of immigrant parents end up speaking in the language and accent of their peers, not of their parents? Why are twins reared together no more alike than twins raised apart? Why does a boy who spends his first eight years with a nanny and his next ten years in boarding school nevertheless turn out just like his father? The nurture assumption cannot provide an answer to these questions. Judith Harris can." "Through no fault of their own, good parents sometimes have bad kids. Harris offers parents wise counsel on what they can and cannot do, and relief from guilt for those whose best efforts have somehow failed to produce a happy, well-behaved, self-confident child."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Judith Rich
Dewey number
305.231
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ772
LC item number
.H353 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child development
  • Child rearing
  • Nature and nurture
  • Children and the environment
  • Enfants
  • Éducation des enfants
  • Hérédité et milieu
  • Environnement et enfants
  • Child development
  • Child rearing
  • Children and the environment
  • Nature and nurture
  • United States
  • Opvoeding
  • Socialisatie (sociale wetenschappen)
  • Erfelijkheid en omgeving
  • Ontwikkeling (psychologie)
  • Eltern
  • Kind
  • Einfluss
  • Child development
  • Child rearing
  • Environment and children
  • Nature and nurture
Label
The nurture assumption : why children turn out the way they do, Judith Rich Harris
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-450) 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
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
Control code
ocm39368588
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 462 pages
Isbn
9780684844091
Lccn
98034824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39368588
  • (OCoLC)39368588
Label
The nurture assumption : why children turn out the way they do, Judith Rich Harris
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-450) 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
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
Control code
ocm39368588
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 462 pages
Isbn
9780684844091
Lccn
98034824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39368588
  • (OCoLC)39368588

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