Hey, I’m Evie! I’m eighteen, and I’m studying an undergrad in Physics and Philosophy at the University of Oxford.
At the start of 2022, I left high school early to self-study maths and physics. Before that, I did work experience at the Future of Humanity Institute, interned at Charity Entrepreneurship, and attended a rationality camp. I’m an Atlas Fellowand was awarded the Open Phil Undergrad Scholarship in Nov 2021.
Outside of that, I really enjoy cold water swimming (some of my best memories are swimming in the sea with my mum, near where I grew up), writing blog posts, and conversations with people who are very enthusiastic about a particular subject — whether that be economics, feminism, or Hamilton the musical :P
If I was going to spend longer on this post, I’d make it more empirical and talk through evidence for/against the effectiveness of ACT.
As it is, I didn’t want to spend significantly longer writing it, so I’ve gone for a summary of the core ideas—so that readers can assess the vibe and see if it’s something that sounds interesting to them.
This might have been the wrong call though.
(Also from the EA Forum. Someone on the forum commented that they thought ACT is one of the more evidence based psychotherapies).