Boys Adrift The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

ISBN-10: 0465072097
ISBN-13: 9780465072095
Edition: 2007
Authors: Leonard Sax
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 8/14/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Video Games. Studies show that some of the most popular video games are disengaging boys from real-world pursuits. Teaching Methods. Profound changes in the way children are educated have had the unintended consequence of turning many boys off school. Prescription Drugs. Overuse of medication for ADHD may be causing irreversible damage to the motivational centers in boys' brains. Endocrine Disruptors. Environmental estrogens from plastic bottles and food sources may be lowering boys' testosterone levels, making their bones more brittle and throwing their endocrine systems out of whack. Devaluation of Masculinity. Shifts in popular culture have transformed the role models of manhood. Forty years ago we had Father Knows Best; today we have The Simpsons. Book jacket.

LEONARD SAX, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician and a psychologist and the founder of the National Association for Single-Sex Public Education. His scholarly work has been published in a wide variety of prestigious journals includingAmerican Psychologist,Behavioral Neuroscience,Journal of the American Medical Association,Journal of the American College of Nutrition,Journal of Family Practice,Annals of Family Medicine,Journal of Sex Research,and others. He has been a featured guest on CNN, PBS, Fox News, Voice of America, NPR’sTalk of the Nation,and many other news programs, discussing the importance of sex differences in how children learn.

The Riddle
The First Factor: Changes at School
The Second Factor: Video Games
The Third Factor: Medications for ADHD
The Fourth Factor: Endocrine Disruptors
End Result: Failure to Launch
The Fifth Factor: The Revenge of the Forsaken Gods
Detox
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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