Endangered Minds

Endangered Minds
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date
Category Education
Total Pages 392
ISBN 1439126704
Rating 3.5/5 from 3 reviews
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Is today's fast-paced media culture creating a toxic environment for our children's brains? In this landmark, bestselling assessment tracing the roots of America's escalating crisis in education, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., examines how television, video games, and other components of popular culture compromise our children's ability to concentrate and to absorb and analyze information. Drawing on neuropsychological research and an analysis of current educational practices, Healy presents in clear, understandable language: -- How growing brains are physically shaped by experience -- Why television programs -- even supposedly educational shows like Sesame Street -- develop "habits of mind" that place children at a disadvantage in school -- Why increasing numbers of children are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder -- How parents and teachers can make a critical difference by making children good learners from the day they are born

Endangered Minds
  • Author : Jane M. Healy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-07-19

Is today's fast-paced media culture creating a toxic environment for our children's brains? In this landmark, bestselling assessment tracing the roots of America's escalating crisis in education, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., examines how television, video games, and other components of popular culture compromise our children's ability to concentrate and

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Failure to Connect
  • Author : Jane M. Healy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1999-07-13

In this comprehensive, practical, and unsettling look at computers in children's lives, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., questions whether computers are really helping or harming children's development. Once a bedazzled enthusiast of educational computing but now a troubled skeptic, Dr. Healy examines the advantages and drawbacks of computer use for

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Learning with the Brain in Mind
  • Author : Frank McNeil
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2008-12-18

'Excellent -- a wonderful, readable summary of what the educational world really needs to know about neuroscience' - Sue Palmer, Literacy consultant and author of Toxic Childhood 'During the past few decades we've seen an explosion of information about the human brain. Sorting through the research and determining which findings

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Different Learners
  • Author : Jane M. Healy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-08-02

Explains a range of learning disorders, including ADHD, dyslexia, and Asperger's syndrome, and examines ways of identifying problems early and taking appropriate remedial action at home, at school, and in the community.

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Shades of Loneliness
  • Author : Richard Stivers
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2004

In this incisive and controversial book, Richard Stivers rejects genetic explanations of psychological problems, arguing instead that the very organization of technological societies is behind the pervasive experience of loneliness. In its extreme form, loneliness assumes pathological dimensions in neurosis and schizophrenia, which reflect the contradiction between power and meaninglessness

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Rethinking Your Teenager
  • Author : Darby Fox
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020

The teenage years. . . parents fear this stage, dreading it even while watching their adorable toddlers explore the world. When it arrives, they try to control their teenager, in turn causing their teenager to push back more intensely. It's a natural instinct on both sides: teenagers are changing in every way

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The Media Creates Us in Its Image and Other Essays on Technology and Culture
  • Author : Richard Stivers
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31

The Media Creates Us in Its Image and Other Essays on Technology and Culture proposes that modern technology seriously influences every aspect of culture and personality. Technology shapes our beliefs and values and even how we think of ourselves. It affects religion, morality, education, language, communication, and sexual identity. Every

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Reset Your Child s Brain
  • Author : Victoria L. Dunckley, MD
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2015-06-23

Increasing numbers of parents grapple with children who are acting out without obvious reason. Revved up and irritable, many of these children are diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar illness, autism, or other disorders but don’t respond well to treatment. They are then medicated, often with poor results and unwanted side

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The Discovery of the Child
  • Author : Maria Montessori
  • Publisher : Aakar Books
  • Release Date : 2004

Maria Montessori (1870 1952), Italian Physician And Educationist, Born In Rome, The First Woman In Italy To Receive A Medical Degree (1894), She Founded A School For Children With Learning Disabilities (1899 1901), And Developed A System Of Education For Children Of Three To Six Based On Spontaneity Of Expression And Freedom From Restraint. The

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Closing of the American Mind
  • Author : Allan Bloom
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-06-30

The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis

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Elevating Child Care  A Guide to Respectful Parenting
  • Author : Janet Lansbury
  • Publisher : JLML Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01

Janet Lansbury’s advice on respectful parenting is quoted and shared by millions of readers worldwide. Inspired by the pioneering parenting philosophy of her friend and mentor, Magda Gerber, Janet’s influential voice encourages parents and child care professionals to perceive babies as unique, capable human beings with natural abilities

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Growing Minds
  • Author : Andreas Demetriou,George Spanoudis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-05

Interest in the human mind is a centuries-old fascination, dating back to Plato, Aristotle, and Descartes. While the theories proposed about the human mind have since advanced and evolved, the fascination remains. Growing Minds is a unique and interdisciplinary work that guides the reader through an examination of the human

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Creating the Future
  • Author : Dee Dickinson
  • Publisher : Accelerated Learning Systems, Limited
  • Release Date : 1991

Read online Creating the Future written by Dee Dickinson, published by Accelerated Learning Systems, Limited which was released on 1991. Download full Creating the Future Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Understanding the Human Mind
  • Author : John Edward Terrell,Gabriel Stowe Terrell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-07-24

Drawing on current research in anthropology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and the humanities, Understanding the Human Mind explores how and why we, as humans, find it so easy to believe we are right—even when we are outright wrong. Humans live out their own lives effectively trapped in their own mind

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Technology as Magic
  • Author : Richard Stivers,Peter Stirk
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Continuum
  • Release Date : 1999

What gives the mass media, particularly advertising and television, their extraordinary power over our lives, so that even the most jaded and sophisticated among us are troubled and fascinated by their allure? The secret, according to Richard Stivers, in this brilliant new book, lies in the curious relationship between technology

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