Origins of Unhappiness
A New Understanding of Personal
HarperCollins, 1993; Constable, 1999.
Published by Robinson, 2001, in the double-volume The
Nature of Unhappiness,
along with How to Survive Without
This book is an extension and consolidation of views which were elaborated
in previous books over a period of about ten years. The insight that it is
individuals' worlds and not their psychology which causes them distress becomes
absolutely central, and a social critique of the times is embedded in a
detailed and explicit theory of social power in relation to personal distress.
Psychology and distress - the story so far
'When I was little' - the experience of power
Bodies and worlds - the field of power
Case study: the 1980s
A rational faith
an edited version of Case Study: the 1980s - the chapter described by Larry
Elliott in The Guardian (17.4.95) as 'one of the best evaluations
of the eighties'
An Environmental Approach...