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Seminar: Psychological Perspectives on Sustainability

Seminar: Psychological Perspectives on Sustainability

This seminar explores the topic of sustainability and environmental challenges from different psychological perspectives.

Time

03.05.2022 kl. 09.00 - 15.00

Description

A group of researchers will address the relevance of psychological science to not only the study of human thinking, emotions, and behaviour in the world as is, but further how psychological knowledge has the potential to facilitate human agency, alter social conditions, and open alternatives to social action. With this premise we will look at how psychology has thus far addressed cognitive, emotional, behavioural, as well as structural barriers to sustainable futures and what are potential future directions.

The event is part of the interdisciplinary research cluster Environmental Humanities at the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University.

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Contact: Sarah Awad: awads@ikp.aau.dk, Alfred Sköld: alfred@ikp.aau.dk 

Program

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome & Introduction, Sarah Awad
09:15 – 10:00

Educational psychology: Martin Hauberg-Lund Laugesen (DK) University of Southern Denmark
Walking through the valley of the shadow of death: Depth psychology and the keys to climate engagement

10:00 – 10:45

Social Psychology: Laila Elina Nockur (DE), Aarhus University
A social dilemma perspective on sustainable behavior

10:45 – 11:00 Break: Coffee & Croissants
11:00 – 11:45 Organizational Psychology: Elise Amel (U.S.), The University of St. Thomas
Amplifying Sustainability by Fostering Organizational Behavior Change
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 13:15 Existential Psychology: Alfred Sköld (SWE), Aalborg University
Fighting despair through grief and hope
13:15 – 14:00 Critical psychology: Ole Jacob Madsen (NO), University of Oslo
Ecopsychology for the 21st century? Confessions from a climate emotion sceptic
14:00 – 14:15 Break, Coffee & Cake
14:15 – 15:00 Panel Discussion, Sarah Awad moderato

 

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Price

Free of charge, but registration necessary

Host

The interdisciplinary research cluster Environmental Humanities at the Department of Communication and Psychology

Address

Nordkraft, Room 10.13, Teglgaards plads 1 9000 Aalborg

Registration Deadline

25.04.2022 kl. 12.00

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