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Saturday 24th October at Birkbeck College, London

Climate Psychology Alliance in partnership with Birkbeck College and The Association for Psychosocial Studies

When the Heart Can’t Contain What the Mind Can See: Psychosocial Research on Human Engagement with Climate Change

climatechangePsychosocial research on climate change examines the conflicted meanings, emotions and identities which underlie both engagement and non-engagement with the issue. Focusing on the relationship between personal experience and social systems, the psychosocial approach goes beneath surface questions about attitude and behaviour to ask hard questions.

How does anxiety relate to indifference? What does identity have to do with denial? How do social systems protect us from difficult truths?

This one day seminar critiques the traditional cognitive and behavioural approaches to the psychology of climate change, highlights an alternative approach and presents findings from in-depth, qualitative research.

pdfFull details of speakers, venue and registration downloadable here

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