Breaking Down Barriers of Dualist Thinking

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Psychologist Dr. Dorothy I. Riddle exposes consequences of unconscious human behavior in new book, "Moving Beyond Duality"

Moving Beyond Duality by Dr. Dorothy I. Riddle

'Moving Beyond Duality’ reminds us that it is relationship and connectedness that define us—whether by their absence or their richness.

Bigotry, dismissiveness, stereotyping and objectification are all forms of depersonalization caused by dualistic thinking. These prejudices result in violence and are shaping human behavior around the world.

By looking internationally at human behavior towards both humans and nonhumans, specifically minorities, women, LGBT, and environmental and animal rights, Dorothy I. Riddle, Ph.D., CMC, saw a need for building bridges of tolerance and working towards compassion for all.

Drawing on research from quantum physics, the life sciences and the social sciences, Riddle exposes the damaging consequences of people’s embedded dualistic habits and provides practical strategies for re-wiring how humans and nonhumans relate to the world in “Moving Beyond Duality”.

From personal experience, Riddle has faced the violence of dualistic thinking – having fled China as a refugee, suffered the consequences of discrimination, been stalked and exposed to abuse. These experiences have made her even more committed to finding ways to end violence, especially against women and girls.

“’Moving Beyond Duality’ reminds us that it is relationship and connectedness that define us—whether by their absence or their richness,” Riddle said.

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“Moving Beyond Duality: Enough for Us All, Volume Three”
By Dorothy I. Riddle, Ph.D., CMC
ISBN: 978-1-4917-8274-3
Available in softcover and e-book
Available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse

About the author
Dorothy I. Riddle, Ph.D., CMC, psychologist and economic development specialist, has worked and taught in more than 85 countries. She is the president and CEO of Service-Growth Consultants Inc. Known for her early research on homophobia, Riddle developed the Riddle Scale, which is still in use. “Moving Beyond Duality” is the third book in the “Enough for Us All” trilogy and was a finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award in current events/social change and Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in body, mind and spirit.

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