Psychology of Climate Change

There are a rapidly growing number of resources on the cutting edge and timely topic of the psychology of climate change. The following resources represent a broad sweep on the topic, with the most recent listed first.

May 30, 2012. Mother Jones: Why Science Education Won’t Solve Our Climate Problems by Alyssa Battistoni.

Dodds, J. (2011). Psychoanalysis and Ecology at the Edge of Chaos: Complexity Theory, Deleuze/Guattari and Psychoananlysis for a Climate in Crisis. London & New York: Routledge.

November 26, 2011 Forbes: The Dangerous Psychology of Ongoing Climate Change Denial by Todd Essig.

October 4, 2011, A NYT Dot Earth Blog: A Medical Metaphor for Climate Risk, Including the Risk of Overreaction by Andrew Revkin.

March 3, 2011 New York Times Environment Page: When Psychology Trumps Logic on Leslie Kaufman’s Green:  A Blog About Energy and the Environment.

CRED (2009). The Psychology of Climate Change Communication. Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at Columbia University.

APA (2009). Psychology and Global Climate Change: Addressing a Multi-faceted Phenomenon and Set of Challenges. Report of the American Psychological Association Task Force on the Interface Between Psychology and Climate Change.

Koger, S. M., & Scott, B. A. (Winter, 2007). Psychology and Environmental Sustainability: A Call for Integration. Teaching of Psychology, 34(1), 10-18.
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Moser, S. and Dilling, L., eds. (2007). Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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One response to “Psychology of Climate Change

  1. Fabulous, Kristi!

    You are doing great work here sharing your resources and knowledge!

    Debra Sue

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