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