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Nerds : how dorks, dweebs, techies, and trekkies can save America and why they might be our last hope

Author: David Anderegg
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Jeremy P. Parcher/Penguin, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st trade paperback edView all editions and formats
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Examines the stereotypes American society has regarding 'nerds, ' 'geeks, ' 'dorks, ' and their opposites - jocks or popular kids. Psychotherapist and psychology professor Anderegg discusses why science and engineering have become socially poisonous disciplines, why adults wink at the derision of 'nerdy' kids, and what the cost of this rising tide of anti-intellectualism is to our children and America.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Anderegg
ISBN: 9781585428526 1585428523
OCLC Number: 708624818
Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction to the paperback edition --
Introduction: the nerd dilemma --
The field guide to nerds --
Math scores and economic ills --
Old themes and new twists --
They cant' help it, they're just sick --
The Seinfeld axiom --
The geek squad --
They're not ugly, they just need a makeover --
I'm not boring you, am I? --
Welcome to my persecution --
Conclusion: the nerd you save.
Responsibility: David Anderegg, Ph. D.

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Examines the stereotypes American society has regarding 'nerds, ' 'geeks, ' 'dorks, ' and their opposites - jocks or popular kids. Psychotherapist and psychology professor Anderegg discusses why science and engineering have become socially poisonous disciplines, why adults wink at the derision of 'nerdy' kids, and what the cost of this rising tide of anti-intellectualism is to our children and America.

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