When computers gather reviews: The Haslam Case

When a web site gathers book reviews automatically, having a computer do it flatly by recipe, the results sometimes come out like this, from the Cakitches web site:

Haslam, Nick. Kinds of Kinds: A Conceptual Taxonomy of Psychiatric Categories Philosophy, Psychiatry,” e Psychology – Volume 9, Number 3, September 2002, pp. 203-217 The Johns Hopkins University Press A pluralistic view of psychiatric classification is defended, according to which psychiatric categories take a variety of structural forms….

“Nicky Haslam has known everyone from Greta Garbo to Cole Porter to the Royal Family, with many unforgettable eccentrics in between…. Masterpiece is an overused word, but this Proustian evocation is indeed a masterpiece.”

Nick Haslam received his PhD in social and clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and taught for several years at the New School for Social Research in New York City…. He has written widely on a variety of topics, including prejudice, dehumanization, psychiatric classification, personality types, and social relationships.

That site does not provide links to the works. The reviews seem to pertain to literary works by different Haslams, one by Nick (this Nick), one by Nicky (this Nicky).

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