Books That Frighten

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NICHOLAS TUCKER , Lecturer in Developmental Psychology in the University of Sussex, has made a special study of the effect on children of the kind of frightening books - like Struwivelpeter and the fairy tales of the brothers Grimm-at which modern parents are likely to throw up their hands in horrified rejection.

He argues that this reaction is probably not the right one. and that children are more likely to be helped than harmed by these grim fantasies f

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Unknown: Nicholas Tucker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700325]

NICHOLAS TUCKER , Lecturer in Developmental Psychology in the University of Sussex, has made a special study of the effect on children of the kind of frightening books - like Struwivelpeter and the fairy tales of the brothers Grimm-at which modern parents are likely to throw up their hands in horrified rejection.

He argues that this reaction is probably not the right one. and that children are more likely to be helped than harmed by these grim fantasies f

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Tucker