A truly cross-disciplinary study of psychology, theology, economics, and environmental science, How Should I Live My Life presents an overview of human beliefs and institutions that have led to the emerging global ecological threats. By viewing societal institutions and the psychology that spawns them, George S. Howard gets to the root causes of global ecological crises and provides an effective roadmap for changing the disastrous course that humans face.
George S. Howard is professor of psychology and Morahan Director of the Core Course Program at the University of Notre Dame. A researcher in applied psychology and research methods, he has written numerous books and articles inlcuding, Basic Research Methods in the Social Sciences and Ecological Psychology: Creating a More Earth-Friendly Human Nature. Howard is a Faculty Fellow in both the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame.
Part 1 Possible Human Natures Chapter 2 Introduction: Why Change is Needed Chapter 3 Constructive Realism Chapter 4 Stories, Stories Everywhere; But Not a Truth to Think Chapter 5 The Perfect Class Chapter 6 The Tragedy of Maximization Part 7 Reengineering Wasteful Systems Chapter 8 Habits at First Are Silken Threads Chapter 9 Cheap is Beautiful: Is Your Money Working as Hard as You Are? Chapter 10 Green Taxes Chapter 11 Imagine! Part 12 Against the Idols of Our Day Chapter 13 In Praise of the Common Good Chapter 14 It Is Easier For a Camel . . . Chapter 15 Buddhist Economics Chapter 16 Ghandi's Seven Sins Chapter 17 Conclusion: Changing Human Societies