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The Rock & Roll Shrink Ep. 6 - Intellectual Outliers and Social Coping

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In American culture, it is often asserted that there is a correlation between high intelligence and social deficiency, though the clinical source of this connection is controversial at best, primarily anecdotal, and poorly substantiated. While actual mental deficiency quite clearly interferes with social function, and there is little debate about how that comes about, it does seem like there is American social folklore of the socially dysfunctional genius type (such as the geek and nerd culture that has only just recently been validated in mainstream pop culture).

Dr. Mathis and Host Casey Shapiro will discuss various aspects of being someone on either end of the IQ Curve, and issues coping with everyday society and social situations, which can sometimes be uniquely difficult when you think vastly differently from the average person.

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