Nerds: How Dorks, Dweebs, Techies, and Trekkies Can Save America and Why They Might BeOur Last Hope

Nerds: How Dorks, Dweebs, Techies, and Trekkies Can Save America and Why They Might BeOur Last Hope

by David Anderegg
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Nerds: How Dorks, Dweebs, Techies, and Trekkies Can Save America and Why They Might BeOur Last Hope by David Anderegg

"Anderegg's clear-eyed look at a damaging cultural truism does nerds and jocks-all Americans, really-a service." (The Washington Post).

Thick glasses, socially awkward, a math whiz with a pocket protector- everyone knows what a nerd is. But where did this stereotype come from? Children aren't born knowing what a "nerd" or "geek" is, so why do they know by the age of five or six that they don't want to be one? In this revised and updated paperback edition of his thought-provoking book, family psychotherapist and psychology professor David Anderegg reveals how the systematic disparagement of "nerds" in our culture is bad for our children and even worse for America. In Nerds, Anderegg examines 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 both our children and our nation. Drawing upon education research, psychological theory, and his own interviews with nerdy and non-nerdy kids alike, Anderegg argues that in order to prepare rising generations to compete in the global marketplace, we need to revisit how we think about "nerds."

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ISBN-13: 9781585428526
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 471,928
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Anderegg, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Bennington College in Vermont and has maintained a private practice of psychotherapy in Lenox, Massachusetts, for the past seventeen years. Andereggs’ op-eds have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, and Newsday, and he has been quoted as an expert in his field in The New Yorker, USA Weekend, The Wall Street Journal, and Psychology Today, among others. He lives in a small town in Vermont with his wife.

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Nerds: How Dorks, Dweebs, Techies, and Trekkies Can Save America and Why They Might Be Our Last Hope 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is for everyone out there not including me YOUR IN A BOOK CONGRAGULATIONS LOL JK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyway, bye.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bye
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its totally lame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love being a nerd!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GO NERDS!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ummm the sample is ok.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BRO URE SO RETARTED DO U EVEN LNOW WHAT A JERK IS?????? F-K THIS .....A JERK IS A JUNIOR, EGUCATED, RICH ,KID.......drrrrrr