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Helene Guldberg is co-founder and director of the online publication spiked, associate lecturer in child development at the Open University and teacher at the US study abroad centre, CAPA.

Helene is author of Just Another Ape?, published by Societas in September 2010.

‘An essential antidote to our narcissistic over-identification with our fellow apes’.
Jeremy Taylor, author of Not a Chimp

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Her previous book, Reclaiming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear, was published by Routledge in January 2009.

‘A lovely blend of developmental theory and up-to-date research, a deep knowledge of children, and good old common sense. This bracing book is a gift to children everywhere.‘
David Anderegg PhD, author of Worried All the Time

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Recent articles

Monday 9 December 2013

Review: The Book of Woe

In The Book of Woe: the DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry, psychoanalyst and journalist Gary Greenberg examines the history of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), revealing the “deeply flawed process by which mental disorders are invented and uninvented”.

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Monday 4 November 2013

Giving sibling rivalry a bad name

The anti-bullying industry has now turned its attentions to brothers and sisters.

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Tuesday 16 July 2013

The Determinist Myth of the Early Years

Whether based on attachment theory or neurobabble, the claim that human beings are set in stone by the age of three is groundless.

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