Oliver James

Clinical psychologist, documentary producer and author...

Oliver James

Biography

Date of birth: 26 October 1953

James followed a degree in Social Anthropology at Cambridge University (1973-6) with a psychology degree and Child Clinical Psychology training at Nottingham University (1977-9). He worked as a Research Fellow at Brunel University before joining the staff of the Cassel Hospital in Richmond as a clinical psychologist (1982-7). He published several academic papers about the organization of therapeutic communities.

He has written columns for The Sun, the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Express, The Independent and most recently, The Observer magazine. He also contributes regularly to the Comment page of the Guardian and has contributed articles to numerous scientific journals in recent years.

In 1997 Oliver became a household name, when during a televised interview with Peter Mandelson the MP began to cry. During this time Oliver also provided "blue skies thinking" every six weeks at lunches held by Jack Straw, then-Home Secretary.

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How to Develop Emotional Health

How to Develop Emotional Health

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Happiness is a loaded term that means different things to different people. To some, it might mean life satisfaction, to others, a fleeting moment of joy. Rather than seeking to be happy, Oliver James encourages us to cultivate our emotional...
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Affluenza

Affluenza (Paperback)

by Oliver James

Format: Paperback 592 pages
Published: 01/06/2007
Publisher: Vermilion

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There is currently an epidemic of 'affluenza' throughout the world - an obsessive, envious, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses - that has resulted... Read more

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They F*** You Up: How to Survive Family Life

They F*** You Up: How to Survive Family Life (Paperback)

by Oliver James

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 30/09/2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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Do your relationships tend to follow the same destructive pattern? Do you feel trapped by your family's expectations of you? Does your life seem... Read more

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Britain On The Couch: How Keeping Up with the Joneses Has Depressed Us Since 1950

Britain On The Couch: How Keeping Up with the Joneses Has Depressed Us Since 1950 (Paperback)

by Oliver James

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 07/01/2010
Publisher: Vermilion

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In the bestselling "Affluenza", leading psychologist Oliver James toured the minds of the middle classes in search of an answer to the... Read more

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How Not to F*** Them Up

How Not to F*** Them Up (Paperback)

by Oliver James

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 07/04/2011
Publisher: Vermilion

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As a mother, are you comfortable in your skin? Want to know how best to be a stay-at-home or working mum? Babies have very simple needs, yet many... Read more

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Office Politics: How to Thrive in a World of Lying, Backstabbing and Dirty Tricks (Paperback)

by Oliver James

Format: Paperback 288 pages
Published: 02/01/2014
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This is a fascinating expose of office culture, in the style of the bestselling Affluenza, from popular psychologist Oliver James. The modern... Read more

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The Selfish Capitalist: Origins of Affluenza

The Selfish Capitalist: Origins of Affluenza (Paperback)

by Oliver James

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 18/12/2008
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In the bestselling "Affluenza", world-renowned psychologist Oliver James introduced us to a modern-day virus sweeping through the... Read more

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Contented Dementia: 24-hour Wraparound Care for Lifelong Well-being

Contented Dementia: 24-hour Wraparound Care for Lifelong Well-being (Paperback)

by Oliver James

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 06/08/2009
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Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition.... Read more

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Love Bombing: Reset Your Child's Emotional Thermostat

Love Bombing: Reset Your Child's Emotional Thermostat (Paperback)

by Oliver James

Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 28/09/2012
Publisher: Karnac Books

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"Love Bombing" is a radical new method for resetting the emotional thermostats of troubled children and their parents, setting them on a... Read more

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