A video lecture that discusses behavioural psychological responses to climate change. It focuses on individual lifestyle decisions which are influenced by capitalism, technology advancement, politics, social perceptions and personal gain and benefit; and how this further affects their behavioural responses to climate change.
Students will learn about behaviourism, consumerism and climate change. They will understand aspects of classical conditioning and behaviourism such as optimisation and rationalization and their importance in individual decision making.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- Discuss behavioural psychological responses to climate change
- Discuss the link between individual decision making and the seven barriers of sustainability
- How does classical conditioning affect individual decision making with regards to climate change?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||The Psychology of Climate Change: Action and Inaction|
|Discipline||Social Sciences, Psychology|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Climate Psychology, Behavioural Psychology, Classical Conditioning, Optimisation, Rationalisation|
|Climate Topic||Climate and Society|
|Type of Tool||Video lecture|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
|Developed by||Dr Robert Gifford|
|Hosted at||The Institute of International and European Affairs|