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Offline shnozzola

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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".

http://www.onbeing.org/program/play-spirit-and-character/143

http://www.onbeing.org/program/play-spirit-and-character/143/audio?embed=1

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:
 
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129175964#evil22

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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