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NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (edition 2011)

by Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman

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Title:NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
Authors:Po Bronson
Other authors:Ashley Merryman
Info:Twelve (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 352 pages

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I like evidence-based claims; not because the evidence makes the claim inherently true but because those claims are testable. At any rate, the author of this book did a good job of presenting his case and keeping the dialog interesting. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on language development and I wish I had read this book (and done other research) prior to fatherhood. ( )
  jimocracy | Apr 18, 2015 |
最早是從張大春的部落格看到這本書。後來在書店中看到,看了一下背面, ​
提到EQ被誤解的問題,引起了我的好奇心。最後從圖書館借來看。 ​

書中其實是近年來教育、認知、發展心理學界對於兒童成長研究成果的集結,面相極廣,但不外乎針對教育的問​題:怎麼樣的孩子才是好孩子?我該怎麼樣培養?書中舉出許多新近的研究成果表明過去媒體以及廠商大肆宣傳的​「科學」定見已經被後來的研究更新或推翻:如​EQ的概念欠缺科學根據,讚美只有在特定的條件下才能夠發揮好的作用。書中也說明為什麼現在的普遍看法不對,以​及新的理解。叫這本書「震撼」,並不為過。對於新手爸媽來說,這其中提供了一些知識,乃至於方法(但大多數​無法透過想像理解);而對於一般的成年人而言,也可藉此回顧過去的成長歷程,看看自己現在的問題是否源自過​去的錯誤教養方式。如果是,那麼這些問題便是可以被解決的。 ​

書中呈現的一個主題是科學與社會、商業之間的巧妙關係:社會需要科學的知識,但科學的知識卻往往被商業操​弄,甚至難以傳達給社會。這問題的存在使得我們的許多「知識」並不正確。對於這樣​STS的問題而言,這本書也提供了一個有趣的個案。總的來說,這是一本值得一讀的書。​ ( )
  windhongtw | Apr 1, 2015 |
Interesting bits of research sort of cobbled together. Not very cohesive or shockingly new. ( )
  swati.ravi | Feb 9, 2015 |
One of the best books about parenting that I've ever read -- simply because it isn't advice, it's information. ( )
  amydelpo | Dec 9, 2014 |
I read this around the time that I first became a parent, and so everything was so eye-opening and thrilling, from the way that children learn their first language, to the way that teenagers' sleep patterns differ from everyone else's. Written in the same New-Yorker style popularised by Gladwell, it never gets too bogged down in technical language either. ( )
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But to judge from these pages, the authors are a bit too enthralled with their academic sources. Their penchant for describing psychological studies and research projects as if they were chemistry experiments, with phrases like “the test of scientific analysis” and “the science of peer relations,” conjure up the image of Thomas Dolby repeatedly exhorting “Science!” ......Bronson has adroitly polished a fairly unoriginal subject into high-gloss pop psychology.

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In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98% of kids lie? What's the single most important thing that helps infants learn language?
NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked.
Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives.

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Award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science of child development have been overlooked. The authors discuss the inverse power of praise, why insufficient sleep adversely affects kids' capacity to learn, why white parents don't talk about race, why kids lie, why evaluation methods for "giftedness" and accompanying programs don't work, and why siblings really fight.… (more)

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