Friday, March 11, 2011


creative writers are more likely to be mentally unstable. or mentally unstable people are more likely to write creatively.
it doesn't matter, we all knew that. really.

Sylvia Plath effect

The Sylvia Plath effect is a term coined by psychologist James C. Kaufman in 2001 to refer to the phenomenon that creative writers are more susceptible to mental illness than other people. Kaufman’s work demonstrated that female poets were more likely to suffer from mental illness than any other class of writers. This finding has been discussed in many international newspapers, including the New York Times. The finding is consistent with other psychological research studies.

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


P.s. I am Me. said...

I don't have a problem with you reading my posts, sure there's been drama going on at school, but when is there ever not I guess. If you want to unfollow mine, that's fine, I don't mind though, but it's your decision.
I am okay, just using my blog to vent I guess.
Sorry it took me so long to write this. I just didn't know what to say.
If it's what you want, then I'll unfollow you. I'm having a break from blogging anyway. I'll keep writing though, nothing will stop that.

Some Girl said...

I wrote an essay about blogging for a university that I don't think I'll get into. But I thought of you while writing it.