Our Obsession With Perfectionism

Social psychologist Thomas Curran explores how the pressure to be perfect – in our social media feeds, in relationships, at work – is driving a rise in mental illness, especially among young people. 

Through his talk, you’ll learn more about the science and causes of this phenomenon and how we can create a culture that celebrates the joys of imperfection, with a 30-minute Q&A session at the end. 

Thomas Curran is assistant professor in the department of psychological and behavioural sciences at LSE.