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« on: June 22, 2014, 07:44:53 AM »
This morning NPR had an interview of Dr. Stuart Brown, the author of the book "Play".

He talks about being called in to help with the 1966 case of Charles Whitman, an ex marine sniper who climbed a Texas University Tower and shot 14 people. After studying many cases over years, Dr. Brown makes a case for the importance of simply allowing children to play while growing up.  Sounds like an interesting book, although (disclaimer) other research points to a brain tumor as a possible cause of Whitman's actions.  While looking through I stumbled onto this very dark npr website information:

Edit:  What is also interesting is the observation of the ability to manipulate others.  Sometimes it seems people are either manipulators or manipulated.
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