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Research on Mass Psychogenic Illness, a.k.a., ‘Mass Hysteria’

Robert Bartholomew He is also a recognized authority on mass psychogenic illness

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Muniratnam, M. Chandra (2011). “How Should Mental Health Professionals Respond to Outbreaks of Mass Psychogenic Illness?” ''Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy'' 25(4): 235-239.

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Wessely, Simon (2007). “Canada’s ‘Toxic Bus:’ the New Challenge for Law Enforcement in the Post-911 World—Mass Psychogenic Illness.” ''The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice'' 49(5):657-671.

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Radford, Benjamin (2007). "Mass Hysteria at Starpoint High." ''The Skeptical Inquirer'' 30(1):55-58 (January/February).

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Victor, Jeffrey (2004). “A Social Psychological Theory of Collective Anxiety Attacks.” ''The Sociological Quarterly'' 45 (2):229-248.

Ladendorf, Robert, and Bartholomew, Robert E. (2002). "The Mad Gasser of Mattoon: How the Press Created an Imaginary Chemical Weapons Attack." ''The Skeptical Inquirer'' 26(4):50-53, 58.

Radford, Benjamin, and Bartholomew, Robert E. (2001). "Pokémon Contagion: Photosensitive Epilepsy or Mass Psychogenic Illness?" ''The Southern Medical Journal'' 94(2):197-204.

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Sirois, Francois (2000). "Occupational Mass Psychogenic Illness: A Transcultural Perspective." ''Transcultural Psychiatry'' 37(4):495-524.

Bartholomew, Robert E. and Wessely, Simon (1999). "Epidemic Hysteria in Virginia: The Case of the Phantom Gasser of 1933-34." ''The Southern Medical Journal'' 92(8):762-769.

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1997). "Epidemic Hysteria: A Dialogue with Francois Sirois." ''Medical Principles and Practice'' 6:38-44.

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Sirois, Francois (1996). "Epidemic Hysteria in Schools: An International and Historical Overview." ''Educational Studies'' 22(3):285-311.

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1994). "Tarantism, Dancing Mania and Demonopathy: The Anthro-Political Aspects of Mass Psychogenic Illness." ''Psychological Medicine'' 24:281-306.

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1993). "Redefining Epidemic Hysteria: An Example from Sweden." ''Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica'' 88:178-182. and on the genesis and spread of social scares and moral panics.

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Whalen, Steven (2002). "The Great New England Airship Hoax of 1909." ''The New England Quarterly'' 466-476 (September).

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2005). "Preface." In Wells, H.G. (1898). The War of theWorlds. New York: Paraview Press.

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Goode, Erich (2000). "Mass Delusions and Hysterias: Highlights from the Past Millennium." ''The Skeptical Inquirer'' 24(3):20-28.

Bartholomew, Robert E. (2000). "From Airships to Flying Saucers: Oregon's Place in the Evolution of UFO Lore." ''Oregon Historical Quarterly'' 101(2):192-213.

Bartholomew, Robert E., Dawes, Glenn, and Dickeson, Bryan (1999). "Expanding the Boundary of Moral Panics: The Great New Zealand Zeppelin Scare of 1909." ''New Zealand Sociology'' 13(1):29-61.

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Goode, Erich (December 1999). "Phantom Assailants and the Madness of Crowds: The Mad Gasser of Botetourt County." ''The Skeptic'' 7(4)50-55.

Bartholomew, Robert E., Dawes, Glenn, Liljegren, Anders, and Svahn, Clas. (1999). "The Swedish Ghost Rocket Delusion of 1946: Anatomy of a Moral Panic." ''Fortean Studies'' 6:64-74.

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). "Before Roswell: The Meaning Behind the Crashed UFO Myth." ''The Skeptical Inquirer'' 22(3):29-30, 59.

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). "The Martian Panic Sixty Years On: What Have We Learned?" ''The Skeptical Inquirer'' 22(6):40-43 (November-December).

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). "Technology and Mass Delusion: Remembering Edison's 'Electric Star' Hysteria." ''Technology: Journal of the Franklin Institute'' 335A(1):65-67.

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). "Michigan and the Great Mass Hysteria Episode of 1897." ''Michigan Historical Review'' 24(1):133-141 (1998).

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). "Phantom German Air Raids on Canada: War Hysteria in Quebec and Ontario during World War I." ''Canadian Military History'' 7(4):29-36.

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1998). "War Scare Hysteria in the Delaware Region in 1916." ''Delaware History'' 28(1):71-76 (Spring/Summer 1998).

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1997). "Collective Delusions: A Skeptic's Guide." ''The Skeptical Inquirer'' 31(3):29-33.

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1991). "Mutilation Mania--The Witch Craze Revisited: An Essay Review of An Alien Harvest by Linda Howe." ''Anthropology of Consciousness'' 3(1-2):23-25.

Bartholomew, Robert E. (1989). "The South African Monoplane Hysteria: An Evaluation of the Usefulness of Smelser's Theory of Hysterical Beliefs." ''Sociological Inquiry'' 59(3):287-300.

Bartholomew, Robert E., and Whalen, Steven (2002). "The Great New England Airship Hoax of 1909." ''The New England Quarterly'' 466-476 (September).

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