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The Nurture Effect

How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World

A fascinating look at how nurturing environments can increase people’s well-being in virtually every aspect of our society — from early childhood education to corporate practices. The author, a research psychologist in Oregon, is one of the nation’s leading experts on how to prevent behavioral and psychological problems in children and teens. The author explores a wide range of topics, hypothesizing that if we can tackle smoking as a nation, then we can create a society where every person can thrive. It’s a compelling read about the potential of behavioral science to help solve critical social problems.

Author: Anthony Biglan, PhD
Year of Publishing: 2015
Number of Pages: 252

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  1. Ashley Flowers (verified owner)

    Can’t wait to finish this book

  2. sweety95838 (verified owner)

    Awesome book helps understand the importance of empathy, compassion and concern for the well-being of the beings around us.

  3. Carol Evans (verified owner)

    It’s common sense. Thank you!

  4. nunnj (verified owner)

    Absolutely fascinating! Definitely worth the read!

  5. frodin (verified owner)

    Looking forward to diving into this book more and better understanding how impactful our environment is and how that can translate into my work with families and in my personal life

  6. Danielle Stolk (verified owner)

    Interesting book on how behavioral science can be utilized to improve social outcomes in a variety of life domains.

  7. [email protected] (verified owner)

    This is a beautiful take on how all aspects help to form brain development; the way they think and act now and in the future. I appreciate the science behind the Nuture Effect and how this book lays a foundation for improving our children’s lives.

  8. Anastasia Harkins (verified owner)

    As a child developmental psychologist major. I found the information in this book insightful, educational, and interesting. We tackle the nature versus nurture argument in my psychology classes. This book really helps with the argument either way honestly, but we can see the impacts of nurture through this book

  9. msalazar (verified owner)

    Worth the read!

  10. Henry Grice (verified owner)

    I loved this book, so important!

  11. JulieAnne2 (verified owner)

    A welcome book for all the adults in the family to read to learn and appreciate the love of the world we live in.

  12. pauljohnsonbend (verified owner)

    Absolutely brilliant, thankful for this read.

  13. Lindsay (verified owner)

    Really great book.

  14. Lindsay (verified owner)

    Great book.

  15. Stephanie Roe (verified owner)

    Lots of information. Can’t wait to learn it all.

  16. Toni Wallisa (verified owner)

    Easy to read and full of great information!

  17. Kelsey Taylor (verified owner)

    So much knowledge.

  18. Candice (verified owner)

    Haven’t finished the book yet. But so far its got a bunch of things I don’t understand.

  19. Kala Branson (verified owner)

    This book has been a great source of information regarding empathy. I am a coach for early childhood educators and this gave me some language I did not previously have to help explain and model how important some of these aspects are to teach to our youngest people.

  20. RobynW (verified owner)

    I agree with the author in most points, and appreciate that his perspective is rooted in decades of research that helps “sell” the concepts to people who think that being nurturing is rewarding weakness instead of building strength. I just found that I didn’t *like* the author, which made the book a struggle. He was also very snide about educators, and while I’m not an educator, he was unfair in labeling them as ‘uninterested in empirical research’ when what I’ve seen is that educators are well aware that a technique that helps, say, 79% of students do better in ten years still means a classroom today where nobody can learn, and means letting 21% of students down, and they feel it’s not good enough.

  21. jessicatull (verified owner)

    i love the book shows us how the brain and our behaviors are connected, just like CBT appoach!

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