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6 X 9 | 318 pages
ISBN 979-89861908 Print $18.95
ISBN 979-89861908 Ebook $9.99

About the Book

It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

Is there such a thing as the real human nature? Read and understand amazing insights and opportunities for the future. Explore possibilities that have never before been considered, and discover a completely new way to approach life and reclaim our birthright. Analyzing decades of psychological research, this book delves deeply into human psychology and history to show us how we got to where we are now.

On this journey, you will learn:

  • How we get stuck in circular reasoning and self-deception that prevent us from seeing solutions to our most vexing issues.
  • The best ways to solve our problems are elusive, because they are often counterintuitive.
  • What really causes violence, and what we can do about it.
  • The idea that things were better in the past is an illusion. We have actually made tremendous progress.

Dr. Sharon Flaherty has written a thoughtful account of some of our most vexing societal problems. She weaves through the world’s psychological literature, finding clues to what’s wrong and why. In doing so, she finds solutions that are common-sensical and science-based. She’s right — the world doesn’t have to be this way. Worth a close read.

Herman Huber, PhD

Former Chairperson, Psychology Department, College of St. Elizabeth