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Declinism: The Belief that Things are Worse Now Than They Were in The Past

Declinism    BBC Radio 28mins

BBC Radio 28mins

Humanosity says…From 2015, this excellent radio documentary from BBC Radio 4 explores why people often believe that things are worse now than they were in the past. This is a common psychological trait and has been identified as prevalent in the rise of right-wing populism.

In the first programme of the new series, the team will be exploring declinism: what’s the psychology of thinking that things get worse?

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