NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children Characters

Po Bronson
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Po Bronson

Po Bronson is the author, with Ashley Merryman, of Nurtureshock. He is a writer and researcher who has written for New York and Time magazines.

Ashley Merryman

Ashley Merryman is a co-author of Nurtureshock, with Po Bronson.

Cary Grant

Cary Grant is a famous film star who used to work as a Cary Grant look-alike, greeting patrons at the Magic Castle night club in Hollywood.

Thomas

Thomas is a smart fifth-grader at the Anderson school. Bronson says that Thomas has been told that he is smart, but as a result, he lacks courage to tackle work that will not confirm that impression.

Dr. Carol Dweck

Dr. Dweck is a Stanford professor who has researched the effects of praise for children's intelligence on their confidence. Her research found that 'smart' children would choose easier tasks than 'hard-working' students. She also found that 'smart' students were affected much more...

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