In an age with deep concern that we are being manipulated by artificial intelligence and algorithms, this is an important topic and a timely, well-written book. The question of how large groups of seemingly reasonable people come to hold obviously unreasonable beliefs is one of the deepest questions of our age." — Tanya Luhrmann, author of When God Talks Back
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Dr. Joel Dimsdale is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Diego. He was previously on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He is an active investigator; a former career awardee of the American Heart Association; and past president of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the American Psychosomatic Society, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. He has been a consultant to the President’s Commission on Mental Health, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences, and is a long-time reviewer for the National Institutes of Health. He has edited multiple books and authored more than 500 scientific papers.
Other books by Dr. Dimsdale include Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals (2016); Survivors, Victims and Perpetrators: Essays on the Nazi Holocaust (1980); Somatic Presentations of Mental Disorders (2009); Quality of Life in Behavioral Medicine Research (1995), and Psychosomatic Medicine: Psychiatric Clinics of North America (2011).