This week we speak with Dr Thomas Curran, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics. His research into the personality characteristics of perfectionism and cultural influences upon it have highlighted the growing impact of perfectionism on young people’s mental health, as well as what society needs to do to address it. 

 

Dr Curran’s research and articles https://www.lse.ac.uk/PBS/People/Dr-Tom-Curran

TED Talk on our obsession with Perfectionism https://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_curran_our_dangerous_obsession_with_perfectionism_is_getting_worse?language=en 

 

Book recommendations 

Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection 

TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability?language=en 

Karen Horney, Neurosis and Human Growth

More about Karen Horney and her work https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Horney 

Susan Cain, Quiet

TED talk, the Power of Introverts, Susan Cain https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts?language=en

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