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

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9780465072101

ISBN10:
0465072100
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
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BASIC BOOKS
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Summary

Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A's, her brother Justin is goofing off. He's more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework. Now, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication.

Author Biography

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a family physician, research psychologist, and acclaimed author of Why Gender Matters. He is founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education in Montgomery County, Maryland (NASSPE). Dr. Sax’s scholarly work has been published in a wide variety of prestigious journals, including American Psychologist, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Journal of the American Medical Association. He is a popular speaker and has been a featured guest on CNN, PBS, Fox News, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” “The Today Show,” and many other programs. He lives in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Table of Contents

The Riddlep. 1
The First Factor: Changes at Schoolp. 15
The Second Factor: Video Gamesp. 53
The Third Factor: Medications for ADHDp. 79
The Fourth Factor: Endocrine Disruptorsp. 99
End Result: Failure to Launchp. 117
The Fifth Factor: The Revenge of the Forsaken Godsp. 163
Detoxp. 185
Afterword to the Paperback Editionp. 219
Acknowledgmentsp. 225
Notesp. 229
Indexp. 267
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