Genie: An Abused Child's Flight From Silence

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1993, Vol 38(12), 1334. Reviews the book, Genie: An Abused Child's Flight from Silence by Russ Rymer (see record 1993-97426-000). Provocative and poignant, this volume depicts the changing fate of a girl named Genie who was harnessed to a potty seat during the daytime and caged in an oversized crib at night for the first 13 1/2 years of her life. Rymer gracefully and respectfully portrays Genie's journey into the world and the interaction of scientists who sought to learn from her and with her. He documents the extreme interest scientists and academics had in Genie's case and the battles that ensued regarding her care and guardianship. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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