The subject provides a good theoretical basis, as well as concrete tools for working with sustainability within health and the environment, says Mette. Environmental and climate psychology is about the mutual influence between the physical environment and people. The subject addresses both directions both how different environments affect us humans, and how we humans affect the environment and climate. This includes how nature affects thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and how human activity can create changes in the environment and climate.
For example, you learn about psychological mechanisms that typically prevent us from acting environmentally friendly, says Mette further. Examples of this are how values, identity and social norms shape actions, or how different ways of communicating about climate change whatsapp mobile number list are more or less appropriate. Part of the subject is also to reflect critically on the role of psychology in climate and environmental issues. In the ongoing transition to sustainable societies and economies, theories, models and knowledge from the field of psychology are also relevant. Among other things, by giving expertly justified input on how green interventions will work, whether it is in business, organizations or at government level.
Interested You can now take this subject, either as an optional subject in a bachelor s degree in psychology or as an individual subject The subject is for anyone who wants to develop interventions, products, communication or measures that are environmentally and climate friendly, and for those who want more knowledge about the mutual influence between people and the environment. Johanna, online student applied psychology In the spring of Johanna completed a bachelor s in applied psychology at Oslo Nye Hyskole. Today, she works as a specialist in mental health and substance abuse in Hægebostad municipality. Published in Career Stories.