Study Links 'Woke Attitudes' to Anxiety, Depression, Unhappiness

By Daniel Walker | March 21, 2024

Journal of Psychology

A large Finnish study found correlations between embracing social justice attitudes and increased anxiety, depression and unhappiness.

test article image
via Pixabay

The study was published in the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology and it has sparked widespread debate and introspection, as it suggests a correlation between 'woke' attitudes and heightened levels of anxiety, depression, and a lack of happiness.

University of Turku

test article image
via Pixabay

Nearly 6,000 participants were surveyed on issues like microaggressions and income inequality. The research, conducted by Oskari Lahtinen, a senior researcher at the INVEST Research Flagship Centre at the University of Turku in Finland, has prompted extensive discourse and reflection on the implications of social justice beliefs on mental well-being.