The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty   -     By: David G. Myers
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The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty

Yale University Press / 2001 / Paperback

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For Americans entering the twenty-first century, it is the best of times and the worst of times. Material wealth is at record levels, yet disturbing social problems reflect a deep spiritual poverty. In this compelling book, well-known social psychologist David G. Myers asks how this paradox has come to be and, more important, how we can spark social renewal and dream a new American dream. Myers explores the research on social ills from the 1960s through the 1990s and concludes that the materialism and radical individualism of this period have cost us dearly, imperiling our children, corroding general civility, and diminishing our happiness. Myers analyzes in detail the research on educational and other programs that deal with social problems, explaining which seem to work and why. He then offers positive and well-reasoned advice, suggesting that a renewed social ecology for America will rest on policies that balance me thinking with we thinking.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 7.8 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0300091206
ISBN-13: 9780300091205
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 11/19/14.

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In this compelling book, a well-known social psychologist asks why, in an era of great material wealth, America suffers from such a disturbing array of social problems that reflect a deep spiritual poverty. Illustrations.

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