The Selfish Society: How We All Forgot to Love One Another and Made Money Instead

The Selfish Society How We All Forgot to Love One Another and Made Money Instead Best selling author and respected psychologist Sue Gerhardt goes to the heart of the causes of broken Britain Sue Gerhardt has the backing and support of a number of politicians and psychologists incl

  • Title: The Selfish Society: How We All Forgot to Love One Another and Made Money Instead
  • Author: Sue Gerhardt
  • ISBN: 9781847375711
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Best selling author and respected psychologist Sue Gerhardt goes to the heart of the causes of broken Britain Sue Gerhardt has the backing and support of a number of politicians and psychologists including best selling author Oliver JamesExtensive publicity and serialisation in major national newspaperAuthor tour and appearances on Radio, TV, festivals and panels.Best selling author and respected psychologist Sue Gerhardt goes to the heart of the causes of broken Britain Sue Gerhardt has the backing and support of a number of politicians and psychologists including best selling author Oliver JamesExtensive publicity and serialisation in major national newspaperAuthor tour and appearances on Radio, TV, festivals and panels.Ambitious and wide ranging, The Selfish Society reveals the vital importance of understanding our early emotional lives, arguing that by focusing on the attention we give to our young children we can create a better society Open any newspaper, and what do you find Violence and crime, child abuse and neglect, expenses scandals, addiction, fraud and corruption, environmental melt down Is Britain indeed broken How did modern society get to this point Who is to blame How can we change We have come to inhabit a culture of selfish individualism which has confused material well being with happiness As society became bigger and competitive, working life was cut off from child rearing and the new economics ignored people s emotional needs We have lived with this culture so long that it is hard to imagine it being any different Yet we are now at a turning point where the need for change is becoming urgent If we are to build a reflective and collaborative society, Gerhardt argues, we need to support the caring qualities that are learnt in early life and integrate them into our political and economic thinking Inspiring and thought provoking, The Selfish Society sets out a roadmap to a positive and compassionate future.

    The Selfish Society How We All Forgot to Love One Another The Selfish Society How We All Forgot to Love One Another and Made Money Instead Sue Gerhardt on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Author and respected psychologist Sue Gerhardt goes to the heart of the causes of broken Britain Ambitious and wide ranging Kim Kardashian Selfish Kim Kardashian West Kim Kardashian Selfish Kim Kardashian West on FREE shipping on qualifying offers New York Times Bestseller Celebrity List The selfie photography of Kim Kardashian West Judaism Human Nature On the question of human nature, as in most areas of abstract belief in Judaism, there is a lot of room for personal opinion There is no dogma on the subject, no required belief about the nature of humanity. Gene centered view of evolution The gene centered view of evolution, gene s eye view, gene selection theory, or selfish gene theory holds that adaptive evolution occurs through the differential survival of competing genes, increasing the allele frequency of those alleles whose phenotypic trait effects successfully promote their own propagation, with gene defined as not just one single physical bit of DNA but all replicas Egoism Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Egoism In philosophy, egoism is the theory that one s self is, or should be, the motivation and the goal of one s own action Egoism has two variants, descriptive or normative. The Selfish Gene th Anniversary edition Oxford The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over languages As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought Professor Dawkins articulates a gene s eye view of evolution a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen The Selfish Spouse The Institute for Marital Healing Marital conflict caused by a selfish spouse The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort, and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish, John Paul II. Publish Your Article PublishYourArticles Publish PublishYourArticles Publish Your Articles Now Here You Can Publish Your Own Article Altruism Definition psychologyandsociety Altruism Definition Altruism is an important concept in psychology.Being altruistic can be considered one of the characteristics of a good person What is altruism It is important to define altruism and Beatrice Rosen Beatrice Rosen, born November , also credited as Batrice Rosen and Batrice Rosenblatt, is an American born French actress.

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    1. Came across this author when I read 'Why Love Matters' a favourite book of mine.Sue Gerhardt's polemic is an unusual thing: it not only pinpoints what is wrong, but also suggests ways to put it right. Her argument is that society has created "selfish" beings of us, and not, as some evolutionary theorists might assert, that we are genetically selfish. By lightly tracing the history of capitalism, she shows how we have arrived at the present condition, where we shop to make ourselves feel less lon [...]

    2. This really is a book of two halves. The first half relating to child-development and the second a political treatise.The first half is well written and well researched. It is lucid and contains a good degree of common sense regarding child-development. She does tend to be uncritical of biological facts and theories and argues often well beyond the evidence base in this area. However, on issues of child rearing, parenting roles or the place of the infant in society there is a deal of good inform [...]

    3. This book argues that antisocial adults are the clear result of poor quality parenting - no surprises there - but Gerhardt provides the scientific evidence to back her thesis up. There is also research which supports the idea that the relentless pursuit of capitalism, a fairly recent phenomenon in western culture, has so distanced people from their human emotional needs that we have become a society of selfish individuals, ignorant of and uncaring towards others' wellbeing. I'm not convinced tha [...]

    4. A highly knowledgable and passionate account of how parenting in the first two years of a child's life influences the resultant shape of society as a whole as individuals emerge. Without a single strong emotional relationship the child will lack in its emotional development and fail to develop empathy. The results of these failures can be seen in our current consumerist capitalist society. This is not a book that will be favoured by feminists or captains of industry or finance but I await review [...]

    5. A warm plea for a stronger ethic of care within family, social and political life. Main focus on the types of parenting and the underestimated and under-supported influence of child-rearing in the first 2 two years of a newborn. Recommended for future parents.

    6. I found this book quite hard going but not in the way I expected. I'd found her book "Why Love Matters" to be very dense and unappealing considering my feelings about the subject matter and as this book is a kind of extension, I feared more of the same.The main message of the book is that the environment we create for very young infants has long term repercussions for society and indeed global functioning - but that parenting in such a way as to foster a better society is hard for those who have [...]

    7. A interesting read discussing how society has evolved into more selfish/isolated units and how parenting, the coming of capitalism along with progress and more wealth in the west has contributed to it. It certainly makes you think where it could all end and what life will be like living in a society where self is put first.

    8. An interesting read, thought provoking for parents and non-parents alike. Raises some interesting points on the future direction our society could take Possibly worth a re-read in a few months time.

    9. Although I largely agree with Sue Gerhardt's idea that as a society we need to nurture children more so that we don't continue on our current uber-selfish track, I found this book a bit simplistic, worthy and unremarkable.

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