The Unsuccessful Self-Treatment of a Case of “Writer’s Block”

Apr 9, 2022 • Wikireadia



“The Unsuccessful Self-Treatment of a Case of “Writer’s Block”” is a humorous academic article by psychologist Dennis Upper about writer’s block. It contains no content except for a title, journal formatting elements, and a humorous footnote. Published in 1974 in a peer reviewed journal, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, it is recognized as the shortest academic article ever.

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Wikipedia contributors. February 11, 2022. The Unsuccessful Self-Treatment of a Case of “Writer’s Block”. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 28, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unsuccessful_Self-Treatment_of_a_Case_of_%22Writer’s_Block%22

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Upper D. (1974). The unsuccessful self-treatment of a case of “writer’s block”. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 7(3), 497. https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.1974.7-497a

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