Here at BetterWorldians Foundation, we believe that the complex problems of our world cannot be solved through negativity, blame, or impulsiveness. Solutions present themselves when we adopt fresh ideas, optimistic attitudes, and innovative responses. But, that is easier said than done.
Enter the subject of this week’s episode of BetterWorldians Radio: OpenMind, a free, interactive, psychology-based platform designed to foster intellectual humility, empathy, and mutual understanding across a variety of differences.
OpenMind is the brainchild of Heterodox Academy, a non-profit with a mission to improve the quality of research and education in universities by increasing viewpoint diversity, mutual understanding, and constructive disagreement. Basically, Heterodox Academy aims to equip people with the skills they need to reach out across different viewpoints and opinions.
Our guest is co-director Raffi Grinberg, who says it’s as simple as this: “If you want to know the truth, you need to be open to viewpoint diversity.” Raffi walks our co-hosts through the new app and how it helps users to understand their biases and cultivate intellectual humility, while equipping them with the essential skills to discuss the most sensitive and difficult topics.
Tune in to hear Raffi share some great tips on how we can disagree in a constructive way and learn why disagreements don’t have to be negative. In fact, they can sometimes lead to the very best conversations.