For their latest book, authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman took on the subject of competition -- and the science behind why some people win and others lose. We talk with the Top Dog authors about the history of competition in the arts, the science behind stage fright, and the notion that competition doesn't jibe with creativity.
Po Bronson argues that when it comes to raising children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. Nurtureshock: New Thinking about Children, written with Ashley Merryman, describes why that many of modern society's methods for nurturing children aren’t working.
Events: Po Bronson will be speaking and signing books
Po Bronson, author of the New York Magazine article "Learning to Lie" and Dr. Victoria Talwar, professor at McGill University’s Department of Education and Counseling Psychology, exploring why children lie -- in many cases, they're copying their parents.
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