A New Psychology: Do Not Teach Your Child To Read [NOOK Book]

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There is an astonishing rhythm to the pattern of human grown. Yet, we mistakenly view human growth by considering its pattern of development as a kind of continuum, an unbroken line from infancy through puberty and beyond. Yet, it is not a seamless continuum but a series of remarkable stages with stops and starts, lurches and even pullbacks and reversals, all in a series of clear-cut, distinct periods of time.
Oh sure, they talk about stages of development but the mainstream ...
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Overview

There is an astonishing rhythm to the pattern of human grown. Yet, we mistakenly view human growth by considering its pattern of development as a kind of continuum, an unbroken line from infancy through puberty and beyond. Yet, it is not a seamless continuum but a series of remarkable stages with stops and starts, lurches and even pullbacks and reversals, all in a series of clear-cut, distinct periods of time.
Oh sure, they talk about stages of development but the mainstream blueprint of individual human advancement is actually incomplete, a bit like the architectural plans for a house that neglects to include bathrooms.
If you have raised or been around a child you notice that they may be happy going along accepting things and then at some point they start asking questions, and then in some cases it becomes a barrage of questions, about everything. This change is brought about primarily by an unseen biologically determined stage change.
Later an open happy-go-lucky child seemingly out of the blue becomes closed-off and often sullen. That change is often blamed on “hormones.” But that is less than half the answer. The true answer to understanding is hidden in other changes.
The ancients in both Eastern and Western cultures appreciated and honored the changes, these unseen complexities of our development. Though we have presently jettisoned that awareness, even now the few surviving of what we consider primitive cultures continue to value and revere these universal stages as a fact of human existence.
These stages are so important that they can’t be rushed through or cut down, for each of these stages of human growth must be properly finished before the next phase can properly begin. It is like rap music where each piece usually tells a story, but if you lop off the last few lines of each verse the rap’s lyrics tell you nothing coherent.
Think about the last novel you read. What if each chapter in that novel actually began before the end of the preceding chapter. “What the heck is this,” or something to that effect would be your reaction. No matter how good the plot and the writing you would never bother to finish that novel because with premature endings of the chapters it would “make no sense.” The same holds true with the stages of human growth, when they are prematurely ended it results in too many people feeling their lives “make no sense.” Regrettably, modern psychology does not actually take the stages into consideration; in fact it does not even fully recognize the existence and purpose of these essential stages. That is not the direction of its interest.
This lack of recognition is damaging us to an enormous degree. As a national news reporter I found so many Americans, both adult and teen are increasingly on some form of mood altering drugs. If you add up the number of people on prescription drugs along with those who drink “heavily,” and those that take illegal drugs, then include the increasing number of obese resulting from food overindulgence, food as a mood-altering drug, you have most of the population.
The thing is that modern psychology does not work. If it worked we would not be in the trouble we are in. This book may provide the needed fundamental alternative to what we have now. We can calculate the billions of wasted dollars almost to the penny, but there is no way to fully calculate or comprehend the untold suffering and ruined lives brought about by the present misapprehension of the nature of the human mind.
A New Psychology outlines a new psychological model, not a variation on traditional psychology but an original premise. It also answers many previously unanswered questions, including the ones that confounded Piaget in his initial theory of cognitive development
The full title of the book A New Psychology: Do Not Teach Your Child To Read is meant to be purposefully outlandish and challenging. It is not anti education but it is anti EARLY education. After reading this I hope you will come to understand why, that within the context you are presented, the request, Do Not Teach Your Child To Read is both very practical and necessary.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013230859
  • Publisher: John Klein
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Series: A New Psychology, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 295 KB

Meet the Author

John David Klein

Good reporters are trained to be Transdisciplinary researchers. So since John David is a polymath he not only uses the expected insights of the disciplines of linguistics and psychology in his work, but also dissimilar perceptions springing from philosophy, sociology, anthropology, archeology, religion, pharmacology, evolutionary theory, neuroscience, history, literature, education, medicine, physics and almost all the various off shoots of behavioral and cultural studies, including pop culture.

John David spent most of his career as a national television newsman and TV talk show anchor, During his 30 year broadcast news career he reported for NBC, ABC and local stations in Chicago, New York City and Washington DC.

He attended Rollins College in Winter Park Florida graduating with a double major of Sociology and anthropology. He then began post-graduate work toward a PhD in psychology. Originally aiming to become a psychotherapist he wrote papers on the psychological roots of creativity and spirituality before being seduced into full time TV.

Much later, he originally planned to take four years off from the news business to write about aspects of the human mind that had fascinated him since college. The four years turned into more than twelve years and the fascination turned into a bit of an obsession. He found what he was supposed to be doing and all his energies are now devoted to these new discoveries and breakthroughs.

As a reporter he had traveled 42 states and three countries reporting both hard and human-interest stories and won awards for investigative journalism and general reporting. He has reported from the White House, interviewing five presidents. He reported from both houses of Congress, the Supreme Court, the State Department and D o D. He filed stories from Gold mines thousands of feet under and 1300 feet up on top the roof of the World Trade Center. His work is nationally known and he is well respected within the broadcast news community.

Married and divorced. He served in the United States Marine Corps and has traveled the world extensively living for a while in both Paris and Florence. An idiotically incorrigible collector, among other things he collects first edition and rare books, Federal era furniture and antique East Asian porcelain. He holds a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do, takes Ashtanga Yoga and Ti Chi, scuba dives and at times bikes the streets of Manhattan.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Is this guy serious?

    I haven't read this book, and I would not after reading the introduction written here. It rambles on while saying absolutely nothing. It doesn't even properly address the title of the book...What does this have to do with reading?

    It seems quite obvious that this is some psychobabble written by an armchair pop psychology student, certainly not anyone who is qualified to speak with any knowledge on educational or even psychological theory.

    My suggestion to the author is to clean up the introduction here and make it sound truly educated. Do the same with the book. Then I might read it!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    Read below.

    I TOTALLY agree with the review below.

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