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Politics, Meet Psychology: An Exploration of the Places Our Inner and Outer Worlds Collide

Talk with Alex Evans, Kate Pumphrey, Collective Psychology Project

Join the Collective Psychology Project to explore how we can shift from a mentality of ‘them-and-us’ to an understanding of ‘a larger us’.

Monday 2nd December 2019, 7:00pm–9:30pm 42 Acres Shoreditch

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politics meet psychology

If we want fix the outer crises, we need to attend to the inner ones

We need to see the crises burning around us – accelerating climate change, extreme inequality, hyper polarised politics – for what they are: outward symptoms of our inner worlds.

Status anxiety. Loneliness. Threat perception. Grief. Shame. Lack of self-worth. The loss of our old stories without new ones to replace them.

The Collective Psychology Project is a new start-up that sees the crises burning around us – climate breakdown, extreme inequality, mass extinction, political extremism – as outward symptoms of our inner worlds. Status anxiety. Loneliness. Threat perception. Grief. Shame. Lack of self-worth. The loss of our old stories without new ones to replace them. The good news: we can learn to use psychology to help us heal both ourselves and our politics, in the process helping us to see ourselves as part of a Larger Us rather than a them-and-us.

Join the Project’s founder, Alex Evans – a former special adviser to two UK cabinet ministers, climate expert in the UN Secretary-General’s office, and author of The Myth Gap – for a shared exploration of why we need collective psychology, what it looks like in practice, and how it can transform how we live, work, and campaign.

The evening will consist of a talk, workshop and discussion.

The Collective Psychology Project explores what kinds of collective psychological issues matter most for politics. What we should be aiming to achieve, and what success looks like. And above all, what approaches offer most potential for treating the wounds that threaten to tear us apart just at the moment we need to come together.


You can read their report, ‘A Larger Us’, here and check out the CPA here.

Monday 2nd December 2019, 7:00pm–9:30pm 42 Acres Shoreditch

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Alex Evans #

Alex Evans is the author of The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren’t Enough? (Penguin, 2017), a book about the power of deep stories to overcome political polarisation and unlock systemic social and political change.

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Kate Pumphrey #

Kate is focused on field building and place-based activities across the Collective Psychology Project’s agenda.

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Collective Psychology Project #

The Collective Psychology Project is a new start-up that sees the crisis burning around us – climate breakdown, extreme inequality, mass extinction, political extremism – as outward symptoms of our inner worlds. Status anxiety. Loneliness. Threat perception. Grief. Shame. Lack of self-worth. The loss of our old stories without new ones to replace them. The good news: we can learn to use psychology to help us heal both ourselves and our politics, in the process helping us to see ourselves as part of a Larger Us rather than a them-and-us.

Read Collective Psychology Project’s profile