Cover of 'Einstein's Last Message'

‘Einstein’s Last Message’

In 1946 Einstein said we must change how we think or we won’t survive – he was worried by the prospect of nuclear war. That danger still remains, and we have added more – species loss and global warming. Why do we adopt and maintain destructive paths?  In a detailed investigation, cognitive psychologist Dr. Rod O’Connor explains why. Using the metaphor of nested Russian dolls (matryoshka), he shows we decide via four thinking worlds. Together, these give us brilliance, emotional stability, and sometimes very poor decision making. Fortunately we can save ourselves and decide well. Dr O’Connor explains what is needed to make our big decisions good ones.


“Magnificent! … an incisive pointer to what Homo Sapiens must do to save itself and its planet from itself” – Dr. Bob Brown, Former Leader Australian Greens

“Must read. 🏆 If you are concerned about your children’s survival, then this is the book you need to read” – Reedsy Discovery (review)

“Einstein’s Last Message is an eloquent, captivating composition that will expand and challenge the mind of readers… (it) pushes each of us to reach beyond our boundaries and achieve higher forms of ourselves” Manhattan Book Review

“Any reader concerned for the future of humankind will find wise nuggets of information to take and implement” – BookLife

“A work of great wisdom.. I would highly recommend Einstein’s Last Message” – Readers’ Favorite

Rod O’Connor PhD is a healthcare researcher and cognitive psychologist. He has advised on behalf of the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Asian Development Bank, the UK Economic & Social Research Council, the U.K. National Coordinating Center for Research Capacity Development, and agencies in Australia, Malaysia, P.R.China, the Philippines, Colombia, and the U.K. See Rod O’Connor for more information on the author.

The book is available as a paperback (ISBN-13 : 978-0648815211) or e-book (ISBN-13 : 978-0-6488152-0-4).


‘Measuring quality
of life in health’

The healthcare industry sees patient-based measures as essential for assessing disease outcomes and ensuring effective healthcare. This book provides a guide for researchers and clinicians wishing to select, assess, and develop such measures. Rod O’Connor has a PhD in experimental cognitive psychology and extensive experience in the development and use of these tools.

The book has been cited by more than a hundred and twenty research papers.

Measuring Quality of Life in Health was published in 2004 by Elsevier/ Churchill Livingstone U.K. and is available as a paperback via Amazon and other suppliers in the USA, UK and Australia (ISBN-10: 0-443-07319-8)

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