Dr John Vervaeke Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Toronto, and the author and presenter of the YouTube series: Awakening from the Meaning Crisis. The depth and breadth of John’s knowledge are extensive which is reflected in the wide range of subjects he teaches. His courses include cognitive science, Buddhism, psychology and mental health, cognitive development, the psychology of wisdom, and many others.
Over the past few years he has focused on taking his knowledge outside of academia and making it more accessible to the wider world, mainly via his hit YouTube series ‘Awakening from the Meaning Crisis’, which explores the historical causes of the meaning crisis our culture is currently experiencing, and offers some solutions too. John believes strongly in the power of dialogue to transform both individuals and culture, and spends a lot of his time engaging in meaningful conversations with other key thinkers in the field, including Jordan Peterson, Iain McGilchrist, Tim Freke, and others.
He is the author of the book: Zombies in Western Culture: A 21st Century Crisis, which integrates Psychology and Cognitive Science to address the meaning crisis in Western society. You can learn more about John’s work on his website: www.johnvervaeke.com and follow him on Twitter @vervaeke_john.