Psychology and Climate Change: Making the Connection
What is the role of psychologists in responding to climate change? This presentation will discuss the ways in which psychology can be used to understand and address the human dimensions of climate change. Recognizing that human responses include cognition, emotion, and behavior, it will review research on risk perceptions, attitudes, and sustainable practices. The role of social processes in affecting responses will be particularly considered.
Psychology is a profession that is focused on promoting human wellbeing, so it is important to recognize the ways in which that wellbeing is threatened by climate change. What can psychologists do, as professionals and as individuals? The presentation will close with some recommendations for further research, for creating environmental concern, and for communicating with others about climate change.
Environmental and conservation organizations, as well as the broader public, increasingly recognize the psychological significance of climate change.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is including more psychologists as authors in its upcoming 6th assessment report.
The American Psychological Association convened an international consortium of professional psychological associations that has committed to engaging with the issue.
About Professor Clayton
Susan Clayton is the Whitmore-Williams Professor and Chair of Psychology at the College of Wooster in Ohio, USA. Her research focuses on the human relationship with the natural world and the psychosocial impacts of environmental changes.
She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology (SEPCP), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). She is a past president of both SEPCP and SPSSI and currently a member of the APA’s governing Board of Directors.
In addition to serving as the editor of the Cambridge Elements series in applied social psychology, she is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Environmental Psychology, Social Justice Research, Sustainability, and Social Psychological and Personality Science. She is a lead author on the upcoming 6th assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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Lørdag den 19. september kl. 10-17.
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Årsmødet holdes i samarbejde med Aarhus Universitet.
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