Psychology for a Better World

Psychology for a Better World

Watch Niki Harré talk about her book “Psychology for a Better World”.

The book can be downloaded for free from:

Hard copies can be ordered from the website or from Amazon or Lulu.

Kindle version also available.

Film Credits

Produced by Charlotte Blythe
Animated by Graeme E. Bibby
Illustrated by Lucy Yu –


August 22, 2012 / 38 Comments / by / in
  • Great to hear it is helpful Alex, I hope that it resonnates with what you already know and do.

  • Yes, it could be used that way, but I am not vegan myself – I do wonder about the ethics of eating animals and animal products though.

  • Thanks a lot Tui, a lot of people have said it reinforces what they already do. I can't wait to read your book.

  • Thanks for this comment, but I don't mention AUT. I think all our tertiary institutions could play a bigger role – which is not to underestimate the motivated people plugging away at the issues.

  • Well done Niki. I've passed this onto Rob Hopkins and the tutors and students at the Centre for Sustainable Practice in Wanaka. It's a must view for anyone wanting to support positive change, thank you!

  • Fantastic, thanks!

  • Great, thanks for watching!

  • go mum!!

  • Thank you for this. It's inspirational to know that this is happening halfway across the world from us (US!). My job is to educate and inform people in my watershed about water resources, & I find your video useful in its creativity, scientific standing, and message. I have passed it on to a colleague who works at the state level ( in Minnesota). Now, onto your book! Best, Dawn

  • I am delighted to hear that it is finding its way across the USA – thanks for your positive comments Dawn. Great to know that you've passed it on to the state level. I am doing a lot of work with Auckland City on how to encourage people to get on board with their low carbon city initiative. The ideas in the video seem to really resonnate with them – so many people want something that is personally engaging, as well as promoting change.

  • I've finally become a film star – I think my children are slightly impressed.

  • Nice video.

  • Thanks 🙂

  • Got the live show at NZ Association of Psy Teachers' conference at Avondale — what an incredibly inspirational message — a tremendous tale of joy. Heartfelt thanks, Niki!

  • Thanks so much for this Paul, it was wonderful presenting to you all.

  • Fantastic video and messages Niki. I have sent on to others who promote positive change in the environment and self.

  • Brilliant! I hope to see you at the Sustainable city today. You are inspirational! Another great NZ-leader.

  • Love this video, great Job by Niki! Hope you can make it to our behaviour change workshop in February in Wellington (invite to follow) 🙂

  • Thanks Sea, looking forward to the invite!

  • Thanks Joanna, the Sustainable City Showcase was such a wonderful example of tales of joy 🙂

  • That is my master plan, to have the city crawling with cyclists!

  • Maybe it hasn't gained momentum yet?

  • Thanks Niki. Great video…

  • Kia ora Niki I just met you at the Permaculture hui in Taranaki and like I told you "I feel like the kuaka just waiting for the wind to help lift me up" Thanks so much for your korero and signed book. Really enjoyed the video too and have read the book and will recommend that Te Wananga o Awanuiarangi and Whakatane libraries have it on their shelves too….and any other place and friends too. Thanks again. Poihaere (change agent)

  • Thanks Poihaere, the winds of change are here, and the sky is full of kuaka 🙂

  • I have gained a lot from reading your book, Niki! And am updating my blog with mention of your work. Thank you!

  • Thanks for your support Diane, I look forward to reading your blog.

  • Hi Niki
    Is there a downloadable version of this video? I would like to start some discussions in our community (Great Barrier Island) by showing your talk at one or two public gatherings that I co-facilitate and passing around a copy of your book at the same time.

  • I am really happy to send you a copy of the talk on a DVD for this use, please send me an email so we can arrange –

  • Hi Rendt – That would be wonderful, I am happy to send you a DVD for that purpose, please email me on All the best, Niki

  • Thanks for this video. I just received the Dutch version e-book from Lars. Looking forward to reading it!

  • Great, I am soon in the The Netherlands!

  • This is why I avoid negative/unethical media, conversations etc. I like to surround myself by positive and creative influences and acting as such becomes an instinct that is difficult to override, even in tough situations.

  • I'm sure this had some good information, but it so boring. Kinda ironic they couldn't figure out how to make this more interesting.

  • Such a sad reality, it is the mothers who make a culture and create
    wealth. They had to be put down and demoralized before slavery could
    work or they would have stopped making free laborers, They care about things that make use happy and healthy, That is how they divided us as individuals as well. When women are sociopaths they perceived as strong today, the same as when men exhibit feminine traits hey are perceived as weak. We have been divided an conjured to parts
    for profit.This is the mindless drones of this sick twisted society who are
    convinced they are heroes going into battle in gladiator costumes.
    Mothers speak to your sons please. <3

  • You've done good to my mirror neurons!

  • Is this available as an audio book or podcast?

  • Great well articulated message about how to make a better world for oneself and others, thank you!

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