A Theory of Everyone: Innovative Mental Health in a Modern World | Michael Muthukrishna, MD


This week we are joined by renowned psychologist and researcher, Michael Muthukrishna, as he explores the fascinating topic of mental health in the context of a rapidly changing world. In this thought-provoking video, Michael challenges the traditional Western interpretation of mental health and offers innovative perspectives on how we can foster well-being in our personal lives and society at large. Through discussions on social sciences, personal culture, flow state, positive-sum relationships, and collaborative culture, he provides actionable insights on creating a more mentally healthy and fulfilling modern world.

0:00 Intro

3:08 Michael’s Story: The Theory of Everyone

9:27 How the Western World Interprets Mental Health

14:51 Social Sciences & Personal Culture

19:23 Innovating Our Perspective on Mental Health

21:47 The Prepared Mind: What we can Do

25:51 Flowstate While Being in the Modern World

27:26 Cultivating Positive-Sum Relationships

34:48 Truth is Collective, Not Individual

35:48 A Collaborative Culture

41:25 Michael’s Mental Health Practices

44:23 Conclusion

Michael Muthukrishna is Associate Professor of Economic Psychology at the London School of Economics. He is also Affiliate of the Developmental Economics Group at STICERD, Affiliate of the LSE Data Science Institute, CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar in the Boundaries, Membership and Belonging programme at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and Technical Director of The Database of Religious History. He is also a board member of the One Pencil Project.

Website: https://www.michael.muthukrishna.com/

A Theory of Everyone: The New Science of Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going: https://www.amazon.com/Theory-Everyone-Science-Where-Going/dp/026204837X

Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.