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Those taped glasses and pocket protectors aren’t so funny after all! Can our culture’s stereotype of the “nerd” and “geek” actually be a harmful prejudice against intelligent children who are also just different? Tonight, Inquiry welcomes clinical child psychologist DAVID ANDEREGG. Professor Anderegg believes that American culture’s unsubtle stereotyping of certain children as “nerds” reveals a lot about how our culture values science, intelligence, imagination, and difference. Which is to say: not a lot. Professor Anderegg also sees this as an historical problem that can even affect Presidential politics. Tune in tonight when we discuss NERDS: WHO THEY ARE AND WHY WE NEED MORE OF THEM