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The Nurture Assumption

Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do

By Judith Rich Harris
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The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do by Judith Rich Harris

The Nurture Assumption (1998) addresses the long-standing debate about the role of nature and nurture. These blinks explain the different factors influencing a child’s development and debunk the prevailing stance that children are a product of their upbringing.

  • Psychologists and counselors
  • Parents
  • Readers who wonder why they turned out as they did

Judith Harris is an American psychologist who holds a degree from Harvard University. She is an accomplished researcher with a long list of publications under her belt, has written textbooks on developmental psychology, and is the author of the book No Two Alike.

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