Sylvia Plath effect

Sylvia Plath Effect

Sylvia Plath effect

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The Sylvia Plath effect is a term coined by psychologist James C. Kaufman in 2001 to refer to the phenomenon that poets are more susceptible to mental illness than other creative writers. Kaufman's work further demonstrated that female poets were more likely to suffer from mental illness than any other class of writers. In addition, female poets were more likely to be mentally ill than other eminent women, such as politicians, actresses, and artists This finding has been discussed in many international newspapers, including the New York Times.

The effect is named after the American poet Sylvia Plath, who committed suicide when she was thirty years old.

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  • in the APA's Monitor on Psychology

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