About This Week’s Guest
Dr. Neil Aggarwal
Neil Aggarwal is a cultural psychiatrist.
He is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University, member of the university’s Committee on Global Thought, and Fellow with the Truman National Security Project.
His research focuses on conceptions of culture and psychology in clinical and forensic mental health settings.
“Violence is an expression of anger. And that differs per culture.”
His tips to become more culturally competent is:
- Allow yourself to have emotions about the other culture.
- Try not to say what comes to mind straight away. Give it some time. Only then respond.
- Allow yourself to be curious. You will learn something new.
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I have a Master's Degree in Organisational Psychology and have lived in the USA, the Netherlands and, currently, in Belgium.