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The Insanity Hoax: Exposing the Myth of the Mad Genius [Second Edition]

The Insanity Hoax: Exposing the Myth of the Mad Genius [Second Edition]

ByJudith Schlesinger PhD

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The mad genius is a favorite cultural stereotype, but despite media caricatures, popular expectations, and the extravagant claims of a few, there's no scientific proof that creative people are crazier than anyone else. Drawing on four decades of research, psychologist Judith Schlesinger tracks the myth from its birth in ancient Greece to modern times, showing how it distorts society's view of our most exceptional minds. Psychologists once claimed that geniuses were "stammering, pasty-faced vagabonds." Today they are called "bipolar," which is equally scientific. It's high time to retire all the cartoons.

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Publication Date
Feb 24, 2020
Language
English
ISBN
9781684711987
Category
Art & Photography
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Judith Schlesinger PhD

Specifications

Pages
258
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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