Are you also looking at what’s happening in our world with amazement sometimes, wondering if we’ve fallen under a spell? As the US election has made clear, the polarization of perspectives in society is growing more and more extreme. These days, we’re not even relating to the same reality anymore. We don’t just have different […]
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About Annick de Witt
Hi there! I have studied 'worldviews' and cultural change for many years and use these insights to contribute to our global sustainability issues. I write, speak, conduct research, and give workshops. Ultimately, I hope to mobilize and inspire!
In our current post-truth, corona-ridden, climate-battered, and profoundly polarized world, our worldviews seem to be more in turmoil than ever before. People are fighting ~ online and offline ~ about what’s true, what’s important, and how to move forward. It seems hard to agree on anything these days.
Understanding our polarized political landscape requires us to take a long, deep look at our worldviews. Guest blog published in Scientific American, June 28th 2016. Brexit, Trump, the Bernie Sanders phenomenon, and more can be explained by examining evolving categories of fundamental beliefs. Historians often look at society with the aim of seeing larger, overarching patterns […]
People often want change, yet resist it. Psychologically this makes sense. Through a simple exercise we can overcome our ‘immunity to change.’ (6 minute read.) Have you noticed this curious phenomenon of people desperately desiring change, yet fighting it as if their life depends on keeping the status quo? You may have seen it in […]
I recently wrote a guest blog for Scientific American. In this piece I argue that we need to rethink how we communicate about meat consumption reduction, which is one of the most effective ways to tackle climate change. As my own research shows, people still don’t get the link between meat consumption and climate change. […]