Paul Atkins

Paul Atkins is a researcher, speaker, and facilitator trainer. He is a Visiting Associate Professor with the Crawford School of Public Policy (Australian National University). His research has focused on interventions to reduce stress while enhancing relationships, wellbeing, perspective-taking, and cooperation in groups and organizations.  Paul is a registered organizational psychologist with a Ph.D. in Psychology from Cambridge University. He is the lead author of the recently published book Prosocial: Using Evolutionary Science to Build Productive, Equitable, and Collaborative Groups and co-founder and Vice President of Prosocial World, a not for profit organization focused on enhancing cooperation and trust in purpose-driven groups globally. The Prosocial process has been used to help improve group effectiveness in contexts as diverse as slowing the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, enhancing performance in Australian government agencies, and improving cooperation in public schools.

Recent Posts

July 7, 2022 in Commentaries

Why We Experiment

Words such as “science” and “experiment” mean different things to different people. Here is what we mean by these two words and how our organization, Prosocial World, puts them into…
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May 30, 2022 in Politics, PROSOCIAL

Reclaiming Our Common Ground of Being Human (Part 3 of 3)

Part 3: Reclaiming the Commons (Part 1 here - Part 2 here) Undertaking the work of creating alternative institutions, cities, organisations, and locales, integrating prosociality, autonomy, and interdependence will lead us…
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April 21, 2022 in Politics, PROSOCIAL

Reclaiming Our Common Ground of Being Human (Part 2 of 3)

Capitalism, neoliberalism, and state communism have intensified inequalities and increased global impoverishment. How can we do better?
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