ERIC Number: EJ624847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Sylvia Plath Effect: Mental Illness in Eminent Creative Writers.
Kaufman, James C.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v35 n1 p37-50 1st Qtr 2001
Two studies involving a total of 2149 writers and other eminent individuals found that female poets were significantly more likely to suffer from mental illness than female fiction writers, than male writers of any type, or than eminent individuals in other fields. This finding has been dubbed the "Sylvia Plath" effect. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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