With the globally dislocating impact of the pandemic, the recurrent ques-tion emerges: “what now?” Have we learned anything. and will it make a difference? Such inquiry is all the more important in light of the threats of increasingly rapid changes in ecology - both natural and technological. As I will explore, a major impediment to survival is essentially metaphysical, and in particular the commonly prevailing atomistic orientation to exist-ence. Current movements toward a relational alternative represent a promising alternative. However, the realization of these implications will require a major shift in the agenda of inquiry in psychology. We move from a science of “what is the case,” to playing a participatory role in co-creating the future.
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