What S Wrong With Us

Author : Colin Feltham
ISBN : 9780470060834
Genre : Psychology
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What’s wrong with us? Professor Colin Feltham believes that the current crises of the human condition are symptoms of a chronic wayward tendency which he terms ‘anthropathology’. This interdisciplinary look at the zeitgeist of crisis traces the roots of human suffering, exploring the contemporary issues of human violence, deceit, patriarchy, abuse, irrationality and greed. Our human anthropathology is placed at the heart of all such problems. Echoing the pessimism of Schopenhauer, Cioran, Beckett, Gray and others, Feltham nevertheless insists that answers may be formulated through confrontation. Challenging and enlightening for professionals, academics and students, What's Wrong With Us? is also a fascinating read for anyone with a general interest in our current social state.
Category: Psychology

What S Wrong With Us

Author : Ronald Duane Crawford
ISBN : 0982626800
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71.26 MB
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As the title suggests, "What is Wrong with Us?" presents a study of the potential complexities of human/animal nature and interaction. Paying special attention to the emotions that might drive certain types of behavior, the volume combines personal observation with research. It also draws upon an understanding of certain political, philosophical, and sociological principles, using a generally straightforward approach in an effort to create a through yet accessible overview. The 190,000-word count manuscript contains 8 chapters. What if a manuscript that explains scientifically why we lie to others and they to us landed on your desk? How about a work that shows the true faces of jealousy and envy? How would words revealing why and how people judge be received? How much would a text that not only questions and challenges our sense of right and wrong, but also proves that they do not exist be worth? What if someone writes a manual that addressed understanding every relationship whether at work, home or school? What if a work not only examines why we seek sexual pleasure, but also details how to achieve sexual satisfaction. What if a book shows how to control fear through rational thought? What if someone has a road map on how to love unconditionally? "What's Wrong with Us?" is one stop shopping and does all the above: "Freakonomics" mixed with the "Autobiography of Malcolm X" with Gandhi stirring the pot. This tell-all makes the reader laugh, cry, and shake their heads at the same time. The manuscript is for those who enjoy provocative writing, sex and shared personal experiences delivered through honest anecdotes. The work also addresses a multitude of current events (homosexuality, race, drugs, relationships, immigration, sex, Iraq, politics, etc). The reader will learn a great deal about me and my motives as well as human/animal behavior and himself or herself. The manuscript is a sneaky mirror of humanity.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What S Wrong With Obamamania

Author : Ricky L. Jones
ISBN : 9780791477632
Genre : History
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Juxtaposes the meteoric rise of Barack Obama with far-reaching—and disturbing—shifts in black leadership in post–Civil Rights America.
Category: History

What S Wrong With Fat

Author : Abigail Saguy
ISBN : 9780199857081
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 22.70 MB
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The United States, we are told, is facing an obesity epidemic, a battle of the bulge" that requires drastic and immediate action. Some have predicted that, due to increasing rates of overweight and obesity, this generation will be the first to die at a younger age than their parents. Obesity has been blamed for increasing healthcare expenditure, rising costs of airplane travel, and even global warming. How and why has obesity exploded onto the public health agenda? How does this perspective of obesity as a crisis - as well as how we assign blame and responsibility for obesity - affect how we feel about our bodies? And how does it inform how medical professionals and the general public treat visibly fat people? Drawing on interviews, statistical analyses, and experimental studies, Abigail Saguy examines the implications of understanding fatness as a medical health risk, disease, and epidemic, and how we've come to understand the issue in these terms. Saguy argues that our current fears build upon a century-old distaste for fat as a marker of moral failing and low social status. Economic, professional, and political incentives, she demonstrates, have also contributed to the social construction of obesity as a medical problem and as a public health crisis. She also shows how scientific debates over the relationship between body size and health risk take place within a larger, though often invisible, debate over whether we should understand - or frame - fatness asobesity at all. From obesity to fat acceptance, Saguy examines the various frames in which the idea of fat is viewed - and most importantly acted upon - today. Controversially, she argues that public discussions of the obesity crisis are actually creating the phenomenon that they claim to be dispassionately exploring. From the categories we use to discuss overweight and obesity, to the way we frame the crisis, we are literally making ourselves fat. Finally, What's Wrong with Fat? reveals thecollateral damage - including the intensification of negative body image and justification of weight-based discrimination - of the war on fat."
Category: Health & Fitness

What S Wrong With Damn Near Everything

Author : Larry Winget
ISBN : 9781119417071
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Pitbull of Personal Development® Takes on Damn Near Everything! Larry Winget does not mince words, and in this latest addition to his straight-talking brand, one of the most iconic leaders of the personal development industry puts down in black and white, What's Wrong with Damn Near Everything! If you think the world is a mess, you already have a lot in common with Larry. The genius and power of his simple approach to turning around the parts of your life that need it has transformed people and businesses all over the world. Now, in this wildly entertaining and informative diagnosis and prescription, he narrows down the singular virus sickening the four most influential aspects in our lives: the people around us, our education system, business, and government. The illness rotting them all out can be blamed on people ignoring their core values. That's personal, and Larry goes there and then some, and that's why countless people have been converted into followers by watching him on television as he regularly appears on varied news programs and by buying enough of his books to put him on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. His shocking opinions and belly-laughing honesty all come unfiltered. If he offends you—good! You're engaged and really thinking about what's important to you. This single resource enables you to: Take real action to improve what's wrong with your business, family, and life. Get advice you can understand from a non-stop powerhouse coach. What's Wrong with Damn Near Everything! tells you all the simple truths to troubleshooting everyday problems in life and business.
Category: Business & Economics

What S Wrong With Us U S U

Author : Howard Bobb
ISBN : 9781438978413
Genre : History
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We don't ponder anymore. There is no time. We have our day mapped out on the blackberry and we cannot deviate or the whole schedule will go to hell in a hand basket. We need to ponder. Ponder why your congressman and senator is an elitist that you cannot get to talk to unless it is election time and he wants to talk to you and all your friends. Ponder why the congressman and senator are your employee and you cannot get to see or talk to them. I have pondered these and many other things and have concluded that one person cannot solve the problems of our society and our world. The solution lies within the grasp of the populace. The populace can solve a problem simply by recognizing that it is a problem. Once it is recognized the search will begin. Many will come forth with potential solutions. The populace will decide which solution is best. The best solutions will be determined by common sense. I have tried to make common sense a part of my life. I think that many people have relied on others to make decisions for them. It hasn't worked out too well in my opinion, and I think it is time that we began to look at our problems and demand solutions from ourselves and others. Politicians and the media are failing us, and we are mistaken to relinquish the power of decision to them. I hope that you will enjoy this book and that you will ponder the meaning of my writing.
Category: History

What S Wrong With Money

Author : Michael Ashton
ISBN : 9781119191018
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 22.10 MB
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"In this book, all investors will learn: - The history of the value of money--backed by stored value or some kind, or not. - Scenarios in which money dies "slowly" or "quickly"--How to invest in these scenarios "die slowly" and "die quickly" scenarios - What might cause the erosion of money scenario that can cause hyper-inflation and put the financial system into shock."--
Category: Business & Economics

What S Wrong With Addiction

Author : Helen Keane
ISBN : 0522849911
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 41.10 MB
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This is an impressive work: carefully structured, researched and written . . . a refreshingly lucid account that is both intellectually stimulating and professionally helpful.-Janet McCalman Addicts are generally regarded with either pity or grave disapproval. But is being addicted to something necessarily bad? These attitudes are explicit both in contemporary medical literature and in popular, self-help texts. We categorise addiction as unnatural, diseased and self-destructive. We demonise pleasure and desire, and view the addict as physically and morally damaged. Helen Keane's thought-provoking text examines these assumptions in a new light. In asserting that the 'wrongness' of addiction is not fixed or indeed obvious, she presents a refreshing challenge to more conventional accounts of addiction. She also investigates the notion that people can be addicted to eating, love and sex, just as they are to drugs and alcohol. What's Wrong with Addiction? shows that most of our ideas about addiction take certain ideals of health and normality for granted. It exposes strains in our society's oppositions between health and disease, between the natural and the artificial, between order and disorder, and between self and other.
Category: Psychology

What S Wrong With U S

Author : Randy Machado
ISBN : 9780615223117
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 89.84 MB
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What makes the U.S. psychologically tick? Find out how our collective psychology leads to misdiagnosed ADHD, war and general unhappiness. Professor Machado reveals in his book-how parents can decide if their child is being misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Could our Founding Fathers possibly have imagined how different our country would be merely 200 years after it's founding? How did their ideas and thoughts of BUILDING A SOCIETY have gone down the unpredictible path we now find ourselves in? War, conflict, unhappiness---was this the intent? How is such a strong, potent nation and seemingly "civil" SOCIETY plagued by the devastions brought on by ourselves? The answers are right before our eyes and Professor Machado removes the blinders that we have been led to ignore in order to help us to clearly see! He has the REAL ANSWERS!
Category: Self-Help