Melbourne Jewish Book Week presents, Why Do We Harm Each Other?
Everywhere you look today there is violence, and the urge to harm one another is undeniably a large part of our human experience. But where does it originate? Is it a holdover of our evolutionary biology or is it a learned response? Biology and culture are two of the key factors in Paul Valent's exploration in his book Heart of Violence, but Valent's childhood experience of surviving the Holocaust inevitably introduces the historical inheritance in the psychology of why people harm each other. Psychiatrist, psychotherapist and traumatologist, Valent explores the nature of violence and discovers an unexpected ingredient, love.
Dr Paul Valent MBBS, DPM, FRANZCP, will discuss the engima of violence and its relationship to love with Dr Rachael Kohn AO, FRSNSW.
Please consider supporting Melbourne Jewish Book Week by donating at https://www.givenow.com.au/mjbw or via the donation button on our website http://melbournejewishbookweek.com.au/