Navigation Links
Climate change psychology: Coping and creating solutions
Date:4/18/2011

WASHINGTON Psychologists are offering new insight and solutions to help counter climate change, while helping people cope with the environmental, economic and health impacts already taking a toll on people's lives, according to a special issue of American Psychologist, the American Psychological Association's flagship journal.

Climate change "poses significant risks for and in many cases is already affecting a broad range of human and natural systems," according to the May-June issue's introductory article, "Psychology's Contributions to Understanding and Addressing Global Climate Change." The authors call upon psychologists to increase research and work closely with industry, government and education to address climate change.

The role psychologists can play may be different from what many people expect. "Psychological contributions to limiting climate change will come not from trying to change people's attitudes, but by helping to make low-carbon technologies more attractive and user-friendly, economic incentives more transparent and easier to use, and information more actionable and relevant to the people who need it," wrote Paul C. Stern, PhD, of the National Research Council.

In the United States, "motor vehicle use and space heating are the most significant causes of climate change and therefore the most important targets for emissions reduction," according to Stern's article, "Contributions of Psychology to Limiting Climate Change."

"People's individual and household action has a larger aggregate climate impact than any other economic sector, with as much as 38 percent of carbon dioxide emissions from direct energy use by households," Stern wrote.

Psychology is essential to understanding the human causes and consequences of climate change, according to the introductory article's lead author, Jane K. Swim, PhD, of Pennsylvania State University and former chair of the APA Task Force on the Interfac
'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Bowen
public.affairs@apa.org
202-336-5700
American Psychological Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Medical Groups Warn Of Climate Changes Potential Impact on Health
2. USDA study confirms links between longer ragweed season and climate change
3. Climate Change Extending Ragweed Season in Colder Climes: Study
4. Choosing organic milk could offset effects of climate change
5. New state surveys affirm Americans support for government action on climate change
6. When climate change becomes a health issue, are people more likely to listen?
7. Holistic Management and Allan Savory Win the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Award for Turning Deserts into Thriving Grasslands and Combating Climate Change.
8. How pest insects might adapt to climate change, affecting agriculture and health
9. IT Leaderboard Showcases Growing Divide Between Talk and Action on Developing Climate Solutions
10. £3M awarded for climate model to predict disease outbreak
11. Working Lands Key to Affordable Energy and Climate Bill, Coalition Tells Lawmakers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2015)... (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 Takeda Pharmaceuticals ... billion to settle thousands of Actos lawsuits ( http://www.theactoslawsuitcenter.com/ ... increases the risk that a patient will develop bladder ... 28th, if 95% of those eligible for the Actos ... 9,000 bladder cancer cases currently pending in courts around ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... “ LiveSchool ” was featured on NewsWatch ... look at the latest and coolest applications on the ... host of AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the app ... teachers to reward students with good behavior. , Positive ... the classroom. And the good people at LiveSchool ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 04, 2015 Baptist Medical Center ... Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality ... Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and ... most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based ... To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 2015 Ticket Down is a reputable source ... (ICC) . While the World Cup is the most ... four years, the International Champions Cup is one of the ... all-time attendance record for soccer in the United States set ... at the University of Michigan. This year, the defending champion ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 2015 Ticket Down is a reputable source ... Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. Fans of Paul ... “Out There” tour which originally kicked off in 2013. The ... America and the legendary performer recently announced that he would ... Arena on June 21st, in Charlottesville, VA at John Paul ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Actos Lawsuit Settlement: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to Pay As Much As $2.4 Billion to Resolve Claims Alleging Actos Causes Bladder Cancer 2Health News:Actos Lawsuit Settlement: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to Pay As Much As $2.4 Billion to Resolve Claims Alleging Actos Causes Bladder Cancer 3Health News:An Application for Teachers to Reward Students with Good Behavior Was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Receives Top Honor for Stroke Care 2Health News:Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Receives Top Honor for Stroke Care 3Health News:Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Receives Top Honor for Stroke Care 4Health News:Cheap 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on International Champions Cup (ICC) Presale Tickets 2Health News:Cheap 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on International Champions Cup (ICC) Presale Tickets 3Health News:Cheap 2015 International Champions Cup (ICC) Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on International Champions Cup (ICC) Presale Tickets 4Health News:Paul McCartney Tickets at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC: Ticket Down Slashes Paul McCartney Ticket Prices in Columbia, South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena 2
... a number of studies have suggested that regular exercise reduces ... and other diseases, such as diabetes its still not ... a link exists, the nature of the relationship is by ... kinesiology and community health researchers at the University of Illinois ...
... underway today when External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated ... ,The project is the direct outcome ... in 2004 during the inaugural session of the Pan-African ... said: "We have a long tradition of co-operation between ...
... healthcare has been rapid. A growing number of patients ... they receive. These 'power patients' possess characteristics that distinguish ... in driving the use of the Internet in healthcare. ... treatments received, access to quality information about their care ...
... giant pharmaceutical firm is close to developing the world's first ... battle outbreaks, a news report said Friday. ,Clinical ... next year in Thailand, said Jean Stephenne, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals president. ... the US Army for 10 years, more or less," The ...
... India making its presence felt on the world fashion ... only eager to walk the ramp here but also ... the years Indian fashion matured as designers stopped copying ... innovative silhouettes as well as becoming a profitable business ...
... expression with the disease process that lies behind chronic fatigue ... blood may hold key information about what goes on in ... by severe, chronic mental and physical exhaustion, arising in a ... conducted by a team of researchers led by Professor Andrew ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Exercise Reduces Inflammation 2Health News:Exercise Reduces Inflammation 3Health News:Exercise Reduces Inflammation 4Health News:Mukherjee Inaugurates Tele-education and Tele-medicine Centres in Addis Ababa 2Health News:Benefits From the Use of the Internet in Healthcare Applications Highlighted 2Health News:Benefits From the Use of the Internet in Healthcare Applications Highlighted 3Health News:Indian Fashion Beckons International Models 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... TORONTO , May 4, 2015 ... that it intends to dividend to its stockholders a ... a definitive licensing agreement to license its RapidMist™ buccal ... (OTCQB:SMFI). As announced on April 23, 2015, ... respect of the licensing of its RapidMist™ buccal drug ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... May 4, 2015 Rogne Bioscience, a privately-held ... announced that preclinical and mechanism of action data will ... of Investigative Dermatology (SID) Annual Meeting being held May ... Atlanta, Georgia . Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150501/213318LOGO ... of RON2315, a novel, low MW (<1700 daltons) peptide ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... May 4, 2015   HeartWare International, Inc . (NASDAQ: ... circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced ... Godshall , is scheduled to present at the Bank of ... Las Vegas on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at ... webcast of the Company,s presentation at the conference will be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Generex Announces Intention to Dividend a Portion of Anticipated SMFI Securities to Its Stockholders upon a Reverse Stock Split 2Generex Announces Intention to Dividend a Portion of Anticipated SMFI Securities to Its Stockholders upon a Reverse Stock Split 3Generex Announces Intention to Dividend a Portion of Anticipated SMFI Securities to Its Stockholders upon a Reverse Stock Split 4Generex Announces Intention to Dividend a Portion of Anticipated SMFI Securities to Its Stockholders upon a Reverse Stock Split 5Rogne Bioscience to Present Data from Topical Biologic Psoriasis Program at Upcoming SID Annual Meeting 2015 2HeartWare Presentation At Bank Of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Health Care Conference To Be Webcast 2
... , REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 24 Maxygen, ... the development of improved versions of protein drugs, today announced ... which expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on ... count by the depositary for the tender offer, Maxygen expects ...
... , , WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec. 23 On Dec. ... wholesale reimportation of cheaper prescriptions drugs from abroad, despite projected ... prescription for Americans. , "Americans are still paying up ... Australia, the UK, New Zealand and India," said Gary Ryan, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Maxygen, Inc. Announces Preliminary Results of Dutch Auction Tender Offer 2Obama Plan Buckles Under Pharma Lobby; Plan to Import Low-Cost Medicines Derails 2Obama Plan Buckles Under Pharma Lobby; Plan to Import Low-Cost Medicines Derails 3
Nordan tying forceps, straight, titanium, 6.5 mm tying platforms....
Harms-Tuebingen tying forceps, straight, 6 mm tying platforms....
Castroviejo straight tying forceps, straight shafts, 5 mm tying platforms, wide handle....
Shepard tying forceps, round curved platform 8 mm, 8.5 cm....
Medicine Products: