The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do

Bloomsbury, 1999 - 462 páginas
What shapes a person? Genetics or environment; nature or nurture? In the past when this argument has been raised, it has been assumed that the single most important environmental factor was the style of parenting. In this compelling book, Judith Harris argues for the primacy of one's own peers in the process of molding character and affecting life paths.

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I was moved to pick up this book because Steven Pinker mentioned it with fulsome praise in The Blank Slate. Author Judith Rich Harris describes herself as “an unemployed writer of college textbooks ... Leer reseña completa

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Much maligned as a "parents don't matter, DNA is destiny" polemic, Harris actually advocates for the hypothesis that the peer group substantially influences who a person becomes, and provides ... Leer reseña completa

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