Why Psychology Should Be A Part Of The Fight Against Climate Change
Climate change isn't just a political, social and economic issue. It's also a deeply psychological one -- and now, behavioral scientists are using psychology to better understand the complex relationship between people and nature.
An increasing number of psychologists are arguing that in order to tackle the growing threat to our environment, we need to understand people's emotional and cognitive responses to this new reality, which can run the gamut from denial to indifference to outrage to anger to grief.
Scientists in the burgeoning field of environmental psychology are working hard to bring psychological insights into discussions about climate change.