John Preece


Cambridge University graduate (medicine, incorporating psychiatry), Exeter University Research Fellow (maths & stats), former editor of national magazine "Practice Computing" and software company chairman, previous book published "The Use of Computers in General Practice" (Churchill Livingstone 4th Edn. 2000), approximately fifty papers published in authoritative journals, world first to co-design and trial an operational system (undertaken in association with IBM), patentee of an innovative pharmacy system trialled in association with Plessey, twelve year long investigation of human behavioural mechanisms completed in 2012 for dissemination to the public, composer of numerous performed works for choirs and small chamber groups.

Smashwords Interview

Why is there such a need for a no-nonsense book on human behaviour founded on history and prehistory?
Despite the surfeit of books on behaviour, most people still do not understand the workings of their minds, instincts, nurture and prejudices, nor the way in which these can all be influenced by education in a way which will maximise world-wide social harmony. Since man's unresolved problems are sociological and of his own making, save for disease and natural disaster, the potential for self improvement is compelling
Why is most peoples' knowledge of human behaviour still unfit for the purpose of global citizenship?
The pundits of psychology and sociology rely very largely upon the use of theories, counter theories, and opinionation which lead to imprecise and sometimes conflicting results, and which cannot be ratified by stringent scientific methodology, but which nevertheless feed through into all textbooks and publications for the mass market. Moreover, human behaviour is not yet an obligatory subject within the school curriculum.
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A Brief History of Human Behaviour and How to Become an Enlightened Global Citizen
Price: Free! Words: 119,280. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Social Science » Reference
this book studiously avoids the plethora of conjectural theories and poorly substantiated opinionation on which so much psychological and sociological research depends and thrives. instead, it reverts to the bedrock evidence of human history, and prehistory as mirrored in primatology, to construct a succinct and very user friendly text which teenagers, parents and globalists can readily understand