Psychology in the Public Sphere
After more than a century and a half of psychological science we cannot categorically say it has made the world a better place. Our everyday language is suffused with psychological jargon and our bookstores are filled with self-help books. Psychological commentators fill the airwaves either psychoanalysing the minds of world leaders or theorising why we are so polarised. We even have psychological theories about ecology and the environment, but this does not seem to have enabled a better human response to climate change.
At the same time, now, more than ever, people have permission to talk about their feelings alongside a language with which to do so. The stigma around mental illness appears to be dissolving and mindfulness and emotional intelligence are being brought in to schools, businesses, and organisations across the world. Given that information about psychological and emotional well-being is universal, why are people still so divided?
Stillpoint Spaces is committed to exploring psychology, in depth, inside and outside the consulting room. This open discussion will be our inaugural event on our brand new social network for the psychologically curious: The Stillpoint Spaces Community. The event will be hosted by Aaron Balick director of Stillpoint Spaces and author of The Psychodynamics of Social Networking, which explores these very concepts in relation to social media. Rather than a presentation, this will be an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas about the state of the world, and psychology’s role in it. In order to attend this event you will need to become a part of our online community where you will be able to access the Zoom link. Being a part of our network is free, there's no obligation, and you can leave anytime. Just click here to set up a profile
Collage Artwork by Jorge Chamorro