Scientists are getting butchered by the decisions taken here in this house - Wybren van Haga MP BVNLRead Now
Wybren van Haga is leader of the liberal conservative Dutch opposition party BVNL [red. ‘the interest of the Netherlands’]. He was the first Dutch MP to refer to Michaéla’s work in the Corona crisis, when he cited her 2020 paper ‘For the Greater Good? The Devastating Ripple Effects of the Covid-19 Crisis’. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.577740/full
Rico Brouwer of follow the science interviewed van Haga February 15th 2023 about the new paper; "Is Society caught up in a Death Spiral? Modelling Societal Demise and its Reversal" (with John P. A. Ioannidis and Matthias Luijks), in which prof. Schippers makes the argument that inadequate decision making is what keeps society on a downward trajectory. What role does science play in political decision making?
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Wybren van Haga has his office in the building of Dutch parliament. In it is a guitar. Before the interview started, here's what happened (maybe van Haga will share the clip?) Follow him on https://twitter.com/WybrenvanHaga
Individuals, groups and even whole societies sometimes enter a death spiral. A vicious cycle of self-reinforcing dysfunctional behavior that can even lead to societal collapse if the course of suboptimal action and decision making is not corrected.
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Threats, attacks, possible dismissal and cancelling happened when Laurens Buijs, social scientist and professor at the University of Amsterdam spoke out about his field of expertise and made a report of the cancel culture at the UvA. Buijs talks to Rico Brouwer of Follow the Science about how diversity policies have turned into a threat to Academic Freedom to the point where he's now called on Whistle-blower protection. In this 50 minute interview Laurens explains what is woke culture and the concept of non binary and talks about what happened to him after he published an opinion piece about it last week.
Michaéla was te gast in de Waarschijnlijk Waargebeurd show van 15 oktober 2022, om vanuit haar expertise te vertellen over societal decline. Waarschijnlijk Waargebeurd zijn maandeljkse voor publiek opgenomen voorstellingen waarin dialoog, theater en muziek elkaar afwisselen. Onderdeel van het programma is een interview met Rico Brouwer. De bijdrage van Michaéla in interview hebben we hier met toestemming overgenomen
Jordan B. Peterson and Michaéla Schippers - Death Spiral; we're in an epidemic of narcissism and bad decision makingRead Now
Just like an army of ants in the animal kingdom, individuals, groups and even whole societies are sometimes caught up in a death spiral. A vicious cycle of self-reinforcing dysfunctional behavior. According to prof. Schippers, a death spiral is characterized by continuous flawed decision making where one bad decision leads to another, which can even lead to the collapse of an individual, group or society.
This conversation with Prof. Jordan B. Peterson was recorded backstage at RAI Amsterdam sept 25th 2022, just before his Beyond Order show. Prof. Peterson says that an important problem is wilful blindness, people keep themselves intentionally unaware of facts, i.e. they turn a blind eye. Another problem he points out is an epidemic of narcissism, or self-love.
As a solution he thinks people should become more involved in society. In order for people to find out what they can contribute to society, participating in self-authoring https://www.selfauthoring.com/future-authoring and Letters to the future https://www.greatcitizensmovement.org/how-to is a good start.
Also, reading and signing the Great Citizens Declaration https://www.greatcitizensmovement.org/signing-the-declaration/ might be a good first step on escaping the ant mill and creating a brighter future for ourselves and the world.
Beyond Order, Jordan B. Peterson https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/beyond-order/
In debat met Mattias Desmet: Massavorming en groepsdenken in de Corona crisis; wat kun je zelf doen?Read Now
This entry in English would be titled "groupthink and the role of psychology during the Corona crisis: what can you do yourself?" It features an interview bij prof. dr. Michaéla Schippers with prof. dr. Mattias Desmet. They talk during a debate night held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on July 9th 2022. The event is in Dutch, subsequently, so is this interview.
Tijdens de Nacht van de Nieuwe Wereld in Rotterdam op 9 juli 2022 een tweegesprek tussen hoogleraren Michaéla Schippers en Mattias Desmet over massavorming en hoe die te doorbreken; de rol van kleinschaligheid, dankbaarheid en positieve psychologie.
Wat kun je zelf doen (zoals besproken in de video):
Rico Brouwer talks to professor of behavior and performance management Michaéla Schippers about the psychological and sociological effects of the corona measures.
Professor Schippers, speaking on a personal note, tells about the research she did regarding the ripple effects of the non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as lockdowns, curfews etc. that have had a profound effect on the economy and well-being of billions of people world-wide. Her most recent paper, with John Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Population Health, as well as professor of statistics and of biomedical data science. Prof. Ioannidis is one of the most cited researchers in the world. A second co-author on this paper is Ari Joffe, clinical professor at the University of Alberta.