The Nurture Effect
- How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World
- Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
- Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 15-07-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Wetware Media
What if there were a way to prevent criminal behavior, mental illness, drug abuse, poverty, and violence? Written by behavioral scientist Tony Biglan, and based on his ongoing research at the Oregon Research Institute, The Nurture Effect offers evidence-based interventions that can prevent many of the psychological and behavioral problems that plague our society.
For decades behavioral scientists have investigated the role our environment plays in shaping who we are, and their research shows that we now have the power within our own hands to reduce violence, improve cognitive development in our children, increase levels of education and income, and even prevent future criminal behaviors. By cultivating a positive environment in all aspects of society - from the home to the classroom and beyond - we can ensure that young people arrive at adulthood with the skills, interests, assets, and habits needed to live healthy, happy, and productive lives.
The Nurture Effect details over 40 years of research in the behavioral sciences as well as the author's own research. Biglan illustrates how his findings lay the framework for a model of societal change that has the potential to reverberate through all environments within society.
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By Alex McCurdy on 13-06-17
Behavioral Science Applied
Biglan has a broad understanding of the extensive evidence for large-scale preventative interventions aimed at improving lives in our society. He also does a fine job explaining the historical underpinnings of behavioral psychology. More work like this is needed in the world.
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