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Great Psychologists As Parents : Does Knowing the Theory Make You an Expert? (Hardcover) (David Cohen)
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In a unique study, David Cohen compares what great psychologists have said about raising children with their own parenting practices to determine whether the scientific experts practiced what they preached. Each chapter focuses on a key figure in historical context, from early scientists such as Darwin, through psychoanalysists such as Freud and Jung, to pioneers of developmental psychology including Piaget and Bowlby. Their ideas and theories about parenting are highlighted alongside their behaviour as parents, and the outcome for their children is revealed. This book will be of value to students in childhood studies, education and psychology and practitioners in psychology and psychoanalysis. It will also interest general readers looking for a parenting book with a difference.