Marijke Leliveld

Why may people be hesitant to adopt EA philosophy

A psychological perspective on why people are so hesitant to adopt the Effective Altruism philosophy.

In this session I first explain how non-EA people (still the majority) perceive EA philosophy. I will explain how deeply rooted people's reluctance is, and how difficult it is to change this. To do so, I build upon my own research lines on the psychological drivers of charitable behavior. Second, I want to show (and practice) how, by understanding the mind of the non-EA person, you can respond to those who are hesitant to adopt the EA philosophy.