Griffin and Tyrrell

Some reviews for
Human Givens: A new approach to emotional health and clear thinking

“Harnessed between these pages are scientific insights and practical techniques of sufficient power to completely revolutionise our approach to parenting, teaching and the caring professions. I wholeheartedly recommend Human Givens to any individual with a burning interest in how life works and can be helped to work better.”
Dr Nick Baylis, Lecturer in Positive Psychology, Cambridge University

“An entirely attainable and reasonable road map for good mental health.”
Irish Examiner

“In Human Givens Griffin and Tyrrell offer innovative perspectives on promoting effective living. They have synthesized brain and social research in such a way that they provide new templates for understanding how to unlock the best in human nature.”
Dr Jeffrey K. Zeig, Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation

“[This] approach offers a refreshing alternative to reams of expensive psychobabble.”
The Big Issue

“Real breakthroughs in the behavioural sciences are rare, and it’s smart to beware of hype. But not all scientific progress is incremental. Sometimes, as in the germ theory of disease, it’s exponential. Griffin and Tyrrell’s contribution advances psychology as much as the introduction of the Arabic numeric system with its zero digit advanced mathematics.”
The Washington Times

“A wonderfully fresh and stimulating view of dreaming, evolution, and human functioning. Human Givens also provides both an encompassing model and practical, specific applications to enhance the effectiveness of psychotherapy. It will deepen and widen every reader’s perspective.”
Arthur J. Deikman, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California

“While books are never a cure for what ails us in life, they are often a catalyst, a trigger that fires off those rare and profound ‘aha!’ moments that lead to deeper insights and understanding. Human Givens is such a catalyst.”
Jack Davies, Autodidactic Press, USA

“Important original work ... both aesthetically pleasing and of immense practical use... has great relevance to all areas of life... could save (tax payers) millions of pounds. A remarkable achievement which should attract the attention of any truly curious human being.”
Dr Farouk Okhai, Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy

Human Givens is the most practical and intuitive book I’ve read in years. People have been speculating about the utility of dreams for decades, but I think you guys have it hammered.”
Charles Hayes, Autodidactic Press, USA

“Psychology doesn’t have to be difficult and mystique has no part especially when the writers cross boundaries to take from all quarters and from there synthesize with such clarity. Some purists may not like it [Human Givens] but broken fences facilitate a wider view and allow one to see further.”
Leo Kingdon, Review on

“A quiet revolution.”
New Scientist