The Game Theorist S Guide To Parenting

Author by : Paul Raeburn
Language : en
Publisher by : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Description : “I absolutely loved this book, both as a parent and as a nerd.” —Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure As every parent knows, kids are surprisingly clever negotiators. But how can we avoid those all-too-familiar wails of “That’s not fair!” and “You can’t make me!”? In The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting, the award-winning journalist and father of five Paul Raeburn and the game theorist Kevin Zollman pair up to highlight tactics from the worlds of economics and business that can help parents break the endless cycle of quarrels and ineffective solutions. Raeburn and Zollman show that some of the same strategies successfully applied to big business deals and politics—such as the Prisoner’s Dilemma and the Ultimatum Game—can be used to solve such titanic, age-old parenting problems as dividing up toys, keeping the peace on long car rides, and sticking to homework routines. Raeburn and Zollman open each chapter with a common parenting dilemma. Then they show how carefully concocted schemes involving bargains and fair incentives can save the day. Through smart case studies of game theory in action, Raeburn and Zollman reveal how parents and children devise strategies, where those strategies go wrong, and what we can do to help raise happy and savvy kids while keeping the rest of the family happy too. Delightfully witty, refreshingly irreverent, and just a bit Machiavellian, The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting looks past the fads to offer advice you can put into action today.


Shapers Of American Childhood

Author by : Mark I. West
Language : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : "The experience of growing up in the U.S. is shaped by myriad forces. Key individuals in public life have had a marked impact on American childhood. This collection of new essays examines the influence of pivotal figures in the culture of 20th and 21st century childhood and child-rearing"--


Scientific Collaboration And Collective Knowledge

Author by : Thomas Boyer-Kassem
Language : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Descartes once argued that, with sufficient effort and skill, a single scientist could uncover fundamental truths about our world. Contemporary science proves the limits of this claim. From synthesizing the human genome to predicting the effects of climate change, some current scientific research requires the collaboration of hundreds (if not thousands) of scientists with various specializations. Additionally, the majority of published scientific research is now co-authored, including more than 80% of articles in the natural sciences, meaning small collaborative teams have become the norm in science. This volume is the first to address critical philosophical questions regarding how collective scientific research could be organized differently and how it should be organized. For example, should scientists be required to share knowledge with competing research teams? How can universities and grant-giving institutions promote successful collaborations? When hundreds of researchers contribute to a discovery, how should credit be assigned - and can minorities expect a fair share? When collaborative work contains significant errors or fraudulent data, who deserves blame? In this collection of essays, leading philosophers of science address these critical questions, among others. Their work extends current philosophical research on the social structure of science and contributes to the growing, interdisciplinary field of social epistemology. The volume's strength lies in the diversity of its authors' methodologies. Employing detailed case studies of scientific practice, mathematical models of scientific communities, and rigorous conceptual analysis, contributors to this volume study scientific groups of all kinds, including small labs, peer-review boards, and large international collaborations like those in climate science and particle physics.


Handbook Of Parenting

Author by : Marc H. Bornstein
Language : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Please see Volume I for a full description and table of contents for all four volumes.


Magill S Medical Guide Neuralgia Neuritis And Neuropathy Smallpox

Author by : Anne Chang
Language : en
Publisher by : Salem PressInc
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Total Read : 15
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Description : Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.


The Single Parent

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Language : en
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Buyer S Guide

Author by : William White
Language : en
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Total Read : 63
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Human Development

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Language : en
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Counseling

Author by : James C. Hansen
Language : en
Publisher by : Allyn & Bacon
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Total Read : 15
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Comprehensive Perioperative Nursing Practice

Author by : Barbara J. Gruendemann
Language : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Total Read : 22
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