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TitleSuspicious minds : how culture shapes madness / Joel Gold and Ian Gold.

LOCATIONCALL #STATUS
 General Collection RC455.4.E8 G65 2014  AVAILABLE
Description
xix, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
EditionFirst Free Press hardcover edition.
Note"The Truman Show delusion and other strange beliefs"--Jacket.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-304) and index.
ContentsThe Truman Show delusion -- The sleep of reason. A short history of madness ; James Tilly Matthews : the air loom ; Donald : depression and damnation ; Louis : hell on Earth ; One hundred years of delusion ; Friedrich Krauss : a hot metal disk ; Ruby : all dressed up and nowhere to go ; How does it feel? ; Truman revisited ; David : unreality show ; Lori : Charley's mom ; Ethan : the otherness of other people -- The social life of madness. The madding crowd ; Samir : poking around the brain ; Jada : very pregnant ; Jane : the queen ; Hell is other people ; John : the academic ; Do delusions foster violence? ; Calvin : Othello in New York ; Belief unhinged ; Simone : the pope ; When life imitates art ; Lawrence : artificial intelligence ; Beyond belief ; Benjamin : misperceptions ; Benjamin : building trust ; Kevin : the Olympian.
Summary"Combining extraordinary true stories with the latest research, Joel and Ian Gold take us on a wild journey through the delusional brain to explore the intersection of neuroscience, biology, and culture"-- Provided by publisher.
SubjectCultural psychiatry.
Social psychiatry.
Mental illness.
Alt AuthorGold, Ian, 1962- author.
Alt TitleHow culture shapes madness
Standard #1439181551 (hardback)
9781439181553 (hardback)

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