Joe Lafferty

Joe Lafferty
Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (63 of 79)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 211,987 - Total Helpful Votes: 63 of 79
Caledonian Dreaming: The Quest for a Different Sco&hellip by Gerry Hassan
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Get this book. It's a very important contribution to anyone who is seriously thinking about the referendum on whether or not Scotland should be an independent state.

Gerry puts this event in the context of British and Scottish political history without getting too jargony or overly academic.

It take the so called debate away from the slanging matches, the simplistic binary arguments, or the two different 'accountancy versions' of Scotland

As well as challenging the British state, he also critiques the myths we scots tell ourselves. For example on education. We may have no student fees, but we still have appalling educational inequality - and we have had… Read more
Terrapin Slim Armour Cover for iPhone 5S - Black by TERRAPIN
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Case is OK and reasonable value. But a warning, the case is pretty hard and has a smooth back. I had expected this to be a bit softer. The case slides around the car, when my last 'rubberised' case stuck a little.
Human Development: An Introduction to the Psychody&hellip by Eric Rayner
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
As Eric Rayner states in his introduction,
"...This book is ... drawn largely from knowledge gleaned from intimate, detailed emotional-verbal understanding; from therapy, casework and friendships with individual people."

While, as one other reviewer has summarised, this is not an in depth treatment of human development, it is a very insightful overview of a psychodynamic perspective on how we develop as human beings.

We often 'see' things through our own 'lens,' and much of our understanding can be inhibited by one's own assumptions, mental models or prejudice. It is well worth suspending one's prejudices to hear what these wise, caring, and very experienced… Read more