The Nurture Assumption

Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do, Revised and Updated

Ranked #70 in Developmental Psychology, Ranked #98 in Genetics

This groundbreaking book, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times notable pick, rattled the psychological establishment when it was first published in 1998 by claiming that parents have little impact on their children's development. In this tenth anniversary edition of The Nurture Assumption, Judith Harris has updated material throughout and provided a fresh introduction.

Combining insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, primatology, and evolutionary biology, she explains how and why the tendency of children to take cues from their peers works to their...

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Steven Pinker AuthorThis debate was catalyzed by Judith Rich Harris's brilliant book The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do (based in part on research by Plomin, one of the debaters, and other behavioral geneticists). via @amazon (Source)

Sue Palmer Judith Rich Harris looks at the idea that a child who can only socialise with adults is at a disadvantage. (Source)

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