Psychology and Social Responsibility
Facing Global Challenges
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|Format:||Paperback, 432 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 June 1992|
With every passing year mankind's role as its own worst enemy increases and the global population seems to be racing ever forward toward increasing harm and self-extinction. We are currently facing the threat of armed conflict, or ecological crises, of uncontrolled population, of economic collapse - problems that are all created by human beings. Our current problems are no longer the issue of one government against another, or one population suffering its own particular fate. They are increasingly interrelated, taking on global significance. Starting from the premise that the major threats against human survival today are caused by human behaviour, "Psychology and Social Responsibility: Facing Global Challenges" explores how we can act to assure our common survival. Intended as a call to action for the creation of a "socially responsible" psychology, this book brings attention to the psychological forces and processes that we now know contribute to the creation of our major social and global problems. The challenge then lies in identifying the root causes and discovering ways of controlling and ameliorating them through education, clinical practice and activism.
"Hamby's poems are tsunamis carrying you far out to sea and then back to shore giddy and glad to be alive. She roars around the parabola of the time-space continuum, leaping between the past, both ancient and within memory, and the present, then circles the globe all within a single high-octane couplet. Hamby strings words and worlds together with the gravity-defying momentum of a high-flying dancer or a whirling dervish, traveling to Italy, India, St. Louis, the Amazon, Sante Fe, and Hawaii in long zestful exhalations. She rumbas and stomps and shakes her finger in your face as she writes of war and sex, love and hunger, insomnia, drunkenness, the movies, family, the soul, art, and the devil. Her commentary is hilarious. The sudden moments of stillness found unexpectedly within the rush of her rants are radiant and spellbinding, and the clash between her velocity and her specificity creates a sizzling current of electricity that runs through every dashing, piquant, and diva-sung li
|Publisher: ||New York University Press|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 15.0 centimeters (0.59 kg)|