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and the shape of their nose. One corner fits, but another pops out. The prize is named the George. Nature surely did not design children to be putty in their parents hands. The letter was signed by the Acting Chairman of the Department, George. a b c "Author Profile: Judith Rich Harris". With Robert Liebert, she co-authored The Child (Prentice-Hall, 1984) and Infant and Child (1992). The Nurture Assumption, a book criticizing the belief that parents are the most important factor in child development, and presenting evidence which contradicts that belief. Ml#harris "The Nurture Assumption website (Judith Rich Harris.
You can see it with your own eyes: parents do have effects on their kids. Acquiring the particulars of a native language is an example of cultural learning. But what many readers focused on instead was the strange lack of a university affiliationof any affiliationunder the authors name; the puzzling absence, in the acknowledgments footnote, of thanks to granting agencies for supporting my research. The Nurture Assumption is truly rare. Everyone knows it, no one questions it: nature and nurture are the movers and shapers. Harris claims that a happy the Grapes of Wrath - Metaphors in Intercalary Chapters home life in itself is a positive good-not because it necessarily will determine a happy adulthood. In fact, I said, I was an unemployed writer of college textbooks. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. Youll find that story in Chapters 3 and 4 of No Two Alike. For example, I made a prediction in Chapter 12 about the kinds of anti-smoking ads that would or would not be successful in lowering the chances that a teenager will smoke. 9 She looks at studies which claim to show the influence of the parental environment and claims that most fail to control for genetic influences.