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Recommended by Sue Palmer, and 1 others.

Sue PalmerThis book is chilling. The people who work in marketing are brainwashing kids. (Source)

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In this masterful rebuttal to the prevailing neuroscientific arguments that seek to explain away consciousness, Merlin Donald presents "a sophisticated conception of a multilayered consciousness drawing much of its power from its cultural matrix" (Booklist). Donald makes "a persuasive case...for consciousness as the central player in the drama of mind" (Peter Dodwell), as he details the forces, both cultural and neuronal, that power our distinctively human modes of awareness. He proposes that the human mind is a hybrid product, interweaving a super-complex form of matter (the brain)... more
Recommended by Sue Palmer, and 1 others.

Sue PalmerBeautifully written and quite fascinating. It’s about the evolution of the brain and the way language is probably the thing that, above all, has made us the successful human beings that we are. (Source)

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A revised edition of the bestselling and practical guide to the issues parents face in raising sons--including sex, violence, homework, sports, the Internet, and more--and how to best aid boys' development from birth to manhood.

From award-winning psychologist Steve Biddulph comes this new edition of Raising Boys, his international best seller published in 14 countries. This complete guide for parents, educators, and relatives includes sections on bullying, online pornography, social media, and how boys' and girls' brains differ. With gentle humor and proven...
Recommended by Sue Palmer, and 1 others.

Sue PalmerThis is the book I would recommend that all parents read. Steve Biddulph is saying that males have brains that are marinated in a different hormonal mix. Mums and female teachers need to understand this. The book is incredibly accessible and funny. For my own book, 21st Century Boys, I was looking at the influence of modern life on boys and I wanted to try to work out what it is about boys that... (Source)

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We all know the opposite sex can be a baffling, even infuriating, species. Why do most men use the phone to exchange information rather than have a chat? Why do women love talking about relationships and feelings with their girlfriends while men seem drawn to computer games, new gadgets, or the latest sports scores? Does it really all just come down to our upbringing? In The Essential Difference, leading psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen confirms what most of us had suspected all along: that male and female brains are different. This groundbreaking and controversial study reveals the... more
Recommended by Satoshi Kanazawa, Sue Palmer, and 2 others.

Satoshi KanazawaThis is one of the best popular books on the evolved sex differences in the brain. It explains how and why men’s and women’s brains have their distinct strengths and weaknesses. (Source)

Sue PalmerSimon Baron-Cohen is a professor at Cambridge who researches autism, the condition he thinks describes the extreme male brain. (Source)

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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...
Recommended by Steven Pinker, Sue Palmer, and 2 others.

Steven PinkerThis 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 PalmerJudith Rich Harris looks at the idea that a child who can only socialise with adults is at a disadvantage. (Source)

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