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Re: [evol-psych] Charlatan psychologists: Oliver James; review of his book, Affluenza.

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  • Jock
    There are huge financial rewards in being a public buffoon, and saying stupid things in public. I have no organized thoughts on this, but find it intriguing.
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 28, 2007
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      There are huge financial rewards in being a public buffoon, and saying
      stupid things in public.

      I have no organized thoughts on this, but find it intriguing.

      Jock Lenehan


      On 2/28/07, steve moxon <stevemoxon3@...> wrote:
      >
      > Just to show that psychology charlatans are not confined to the USA,
      > here's one of ours (English): Oliver James.
      > This is a review of his latest book -- the latest of a line of rather
      > silly books -- on the Spiked! website.
      >
      > Steve Moxon
      >
      >
      > *Affluenza: How to be Successful and Stay Sane, Oliver James, Vermilion
      > 2007.*
      >
      > *It is a reasonable bet that Oliver James thinks you are mentally ill. The
      > clinical psychologist and media pundit starts his new book with a
      > questionnaire for readers to determine whether they have contracted the
      > 'affluenza virus'. Among the 16 questions he poses, each of which demands a
      > 'yes' or 'no' answer, are:*
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