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Is Height All in the Mind?

Cregan-Reid, Vybarr (2020) Is Height All in the Mind? BBC World Service Item format: Radio. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:81225)

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Abstract

Professor Cregan-Reid explores why we have all grown so fast recently. For four millennia we barely grew an extra inch but in the 20th Century pretty much every nation in the world shot up by between three and six inches.

But it is not a uniform story; the Dutch have carried on growing and today their men and women tower over the world but in the US and the UK, height plateaued decades ago. And is being tall good for you? Yes, it seems, if you are a politician or industrialist; less so if you hanker after a career in entertainment.

The orthodox thinking says nutrition is the key but Professor Cregan-Reid hears about new thinking which claims height is determined by how optimistic society feels about the future- is it really all in the mind?

Item Type: Audio
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Vybarr Cregan-Reid
Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 15:58 UTC
Last Modified: 13 May 2020 15:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81225 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cregan-Reid, Vybarr: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4346-3833
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