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For decades, behavioral scientists have investigated the role our environment plays in shaping who we are.

The Nurture Effect spotlights over forty years of research and reveals we have the power within our own hands to raise standards of living, improve cognitive development in our children, increase education, reduce violence, and prevent crime.

By cultivating compassionate, positive, nurturing environments in all aspects of society – from the home, to the classroom, to the boardroom – we can lay the framework to create vital change and a better world.

This book offers the keys.

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About the Author

Dr. Biglan is an award-winning leader of worldwide efforts to evolve more nurturing societies.

His work on the book, The Nurture Effect: How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World, earned him the Award for Scientific Translation from the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Analysis in recognition of his contribution to public understanding of the power of behavioral science. The book documents what we have learned about what humans need to thrive in families, schools, communities, and workplaces. 

He is currently helping organizations and communities around the world implement tested and effective strategies for enhancing wellbeing. Dr. Biglan’s expertise is based on nearly 40 years of research on the treatment and prevention of psychological and behavioral problems. 

As a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute, he has helped to identify effective family, school, and community interventions to prevent the most common and costly problems of childhood and adolescence.

Dr. Tony Biglan