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

kwalker

Review posted June 6, 2019

5

Great book!

dougsannes

Review posted May 15, 2019

4

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

KBurnham

Review posted April 30, 2019

5

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

krystlemoxley

Review posted April 27, 2019

4

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.

LelaniaKetola

Review posted April 23, 2019

5

Very good. Captures the importance of behavioral science.