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Published: 23 October 2008

208 Pages | 10 B&W halftones


ISBN: 9780199237500

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The 21st Century Fear

Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman

  • Highlights for the first time the astonishing prevalence of paranoia in society today
  • Explores what paranoia is, what causes it, the thoughts and feelings associated with it, and how we can deal with them
  • Takes a scientific perspective on paranoia in society: asking whether we are more paranoid now than we used to be, and what can be done to reduce the amount of paranoia in society
  • Accessible and authoritative: co-written by one of the world 's leading psychologists of paranoia, and presenting the cutting-edge of psychological thinking on the topic
  • Highly topical: our fears about terrorists, criminals, paedophiles, and conspiracy theories are a constant presence in the media
  • Explores the role of stress, anxiety, drugs, and sleep deprivation on paranoid thoughts
  • Includes short questionnaires for the reader to test their own levels of paranoia

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