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.

252 pages. ©2015.
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Reader Reviews for this Book


Review posted June 6, 2019


Great book!


Review posted May 15, 2019


Nature vs Nurture? Great read on how we can made great strides in our societal outcomes by cultivating compassionate, positive, nurturing environments.


Review posted April 30, 2019


What a lovely book! I especially like Action Implications in this book. so helpful in helping the reader put it all together.


Review posted April 27, 2019


I work with a group if teens in a psychiatric residential setting. I liked this book but it is not the I depth topic I was hoping for. I would suggest it, but wish it was a little more focused.


Review posted April 23, 2019


Very good. Captures the importance of behavioral science.