THE NURTURE ASSUMPTION: Why Peers Matter More and Parents Matter Less

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A meta-analysis of nature/nurture research. Harris claims there's no proof that parents enjoy more than a genetic influence on how their kids —turn out." It's the children's peers, instead, who exercise the larger influence on them in their daily lives, reports the author, a self- styled nonacademic who says she was booted from her Harvard Ph.D. program—but who's since written college textbooks ... Read full review

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Moving beyond the nature/nurture divide
In advising parents to ignore hectoring experts, Judith Rich Harris’s book still packs a punch 10 years on. But its use of evolutionary theory and social
psychology to explain how people are ‘shaped’ leaves much to be desired...
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