GCPH Seminar Series 5: We've Got the Future in our Hands: Are We Up to it?

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Summary: We’ve got the future in our hands: Are we up to it? There is mounting evidence that the demands of everyday life in these complex and uncertain times is presenting humanity with both a threat to survival and also an opportunity for evolutionary transformation. Is humanity being pushed beyond our limits to cope or are we instead on the cusp of a breakthrough in consciousness on a global scale? Is the rising tide of mental anguish - anxiety, depression, suicide, addiction and violence - a sign that we are being overtaken by our powerful times? Or is the newly enlivened participatory impulse that swept a young African American man into the White House an indication that we are growing up and developing expanded psychological capacities, new forms of thinking and social innovation. In this lecture psychologist Maureen O'Hara will take a fresh look at the challenges of the globalising 21st century. She will suggest that if we understand what is happening from an evolutionary perspective, we may be able to learn our way into a more humane future.
Creators: Maureen O'Hara
Copyright holder: Copyright ©2008 Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Tags: Public Health, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Psychology, Globalisation
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Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 11:30
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2017 13:59
URI: https://edshare.gcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/494

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