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ERIC Number: ED503131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Changing the Environment to Improve the Outlook. An Interview with Developmental Psychologist Nathan Fox. Perspectives
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Research by Nathan Fox and other scientists shows how changes in environmental conditions can help temper the negative effects of a child's predisposition toward fearfulness and anxiety. If certain negative triggers are eliminated or modified, a child's genetic tendency toward inappropriate fearfulness and anxiety may be overcome--or not expressed in the first place--resulting in long-term benefits for the individual and society. These children can benefit greatly through positive early intervention by parents, health care providers, teachers and others. [The interviewer for this report was Richard Louv.]
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. Available from: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. 50 Church Street 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: 617-496-0578; Fax: 617-496-1229; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
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