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Book Title: Britain on the Couch: Why We're Unhappier Compared with 1950, Despite Being Richer - A Treatment for the Low-serotonin Society|
Date of issue: February 16th 2010
ISBN 13: 9780099244028
The author of the book: Oliver James
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 421 KB
Read full description of the books Britain on the Couch: Why We're Unhappier Compared with 1950, Despite Being Richer - A Treatment for the Low-serotonin Society:This was a really interesting psychological and sociological study, but very readable. The idea that with the rise and expansion of education we are all now better qualified, but their job opportunities are not there to enable us to fulfill our potential and utilize our abilities. This causes frustration and depression in the mass of the population. He goes on the discuss gender rancore and the double standards between men and women, where women are regarded as unmarryable at 25 and men can leave it well into their 30's or even 40's. With the higher divorce rate I would argue this has been redressed somewhat, but men will always look for the youngest best looking woman they can find, or will allow. Women depend much more than ever on prosperous, successful men to support them through their child bearing years. Overall a very good book, but there are no solutions here.
Read information about the authorOliver James is a clinical psychologist, writer, broadcaster, and television documentary producer. He frequently broadcasts on radio and acts as a pundit on television.
He is the author of several books, including Affluenza, which examines the role that consumerist aspirations play in making us miserable.
In 1997 he presented The Chair for BBC 2, a series that put celebrities on the psychologist's couch, and in which Peter Mandelson famously shed a tear.
Oliver has produced and presented several other television series about the issues surrounding mental illness, and various psychological aspects of British society. He also presented a series for This Morning on child development and is a regular contributor to several broadsheet newspapers.
He is a trustee of the Alzheimer's charity, SPECAL and lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and two small children.