The book that explains us to ourselves - from one of Australia's most admired authors.
Why do we talk as if we’re rational, but act as if we’re not? Why do some people always want to take control? What is the true role of religion? Why do we seek change, yet resist it? Why do we want more of the things that have failed to satisfy us? Why are we so passionate about sport? Why do we fall out of love?
As Australia’s leading social researcher, Hugh Mackay has spent a lifetime of listening to people talk about their dreams, their fears, their hopes, their disappointments and their passions. In a series of bestselling books, he has documented the impact of the changes that have been radically reshaping our society.
Now, he reflects on some of the things that don’t change and identitifies ten desires that drive us all. Insightful and engaging, WHAT MAKES US TICK? reveals Mackay’s formidable skills as a chronicler and interpreter of our motivations. In his exploration of why we do the things we do, he goes to the heart of some of life’s big questions.
About the Author
Hugh Mackay is a psychologist, social researcher and novelist. He has a master s degree in moral philosophy and was one of the founders of the St James Ethics Centre. His publication, THE MACKAY REPORT, was the benchmark of social research in Australia for over thirty years. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of NSW, Macquarie and Charles Sturt universities. His most recent titles published by Hachette are ADVANCE AUSTRALIA WHERE?, WAYS OF ESCAPE, RIGHT & WRONG, WINTER CLOSE.
Previous Books: Advance Australia Where?, Ways Of Escape, Right & Wrong, Winter Close.
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One of those books everbody should read. It is really helpful for understanding oneself and other people and for developing better relationships. Written very clearly with good examples and easy to understand.
The book that explains us to ourselves - from one of Australia's best-loved authors. Hugh Mackay's reputation as Australia's leading social researcher makes him the ideal person to write this book. Informative and engaging - this new social commentary will answer many questions and raise even more about our lives, what drives us, what makes us happy, and what makes us worried. It is all based on Hugh's lifetime of social research.
'Hugh Mackay is one of this country's most perceptive social commentators.' [Sydney Morning Herald]'Illuminator of other people's views ... a reporter of voices. Mackay ... is something of a national treasure.' [Canberra Times]
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27th September 2010
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.7 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.45