We Recommend

We have personally selected these expert resources which focus on psychology and environment related behaviour.

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Psychology & the Environment Resources


American Psychological Association Division 34: Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology


Australian Psychological Society Psychology and the Environment Interest Group


British Psychological Society Environment section


Canadian Psychological Society Environment Section  


International Association of Applied Psychology Environmental Psychology Division


Research and practice resources associated with Conservation Psychology


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Psychology & the Environment in Australia


Australian Psychological Society’s Position Statement on Psychology & the Natural Environment


Australian Psychological Society’s Position Statement on Psychology & Climate Change.


Australian Psychological Society’s Psychology and the Environment Interest Group


Behaviour Change for Sustainability Active Learning Program, 3 Pillars Network


Sustainability Victoria - The Victorian Litter Reports (2005, 2007 & 2009)


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Experts on Psychology & the Environment (the ones with websites)


Professor Robert Gifford, Dept of Psychology, University of Victoria, Canada


Doug McKenzie-Mohr


Psychology researchers and practitioners list (conservation psychology)


Professor David Uzzell, University of Surrey, United Kingdom


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Psychology & Climate Change


American Psychological Association Task Force 2010 report on the Interface Between Psychology and Global Climate Change.


American Psychologist (2011). Special issue on psychology and global climate change. Vol 66, Issue 4 (May-June).


Australian Psychological Society’s Position Statement on Psychology & Climate Change.


Climate and Health Alliance is an alliance of stakeholders in the Australian health sector who wish to see the threat of climate change addressed through prompt policy action.


CRED Guide: The Psychology of Climate Change Communication. Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, Columbia University.


Gerald T Gardner & Paul C Stern. The Short List: The Most Effective Actions U.S Households Can Take to Curb Climate Change. Environment. Sept/Oct 2008.


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Environment and Behavior


Human Ecology Review


Journal of Environmental Psychology


Population and Environment

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Andreasen, A.R. (1995). Marketing Social Change: Changing Behavior to Promote Health, Social Development, and the Environment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Bechtel. R. and Churchman, A. (2002). Handbook of environmental psychology. NY: Wiley.


Bell, P.A., Greene. T., Fisher, J. and Baum, A.S (2005). Environmental psychology, 5th edition. East Sussex: Psychology Press.


Clayton, S. and Myers, G. (2009). Conservation Psychology: Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.


Gardner, G. & Stern, P. (2003) Environmental Problems & Human Behavior, 2nd edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.


Gifford, R. (2007). Environmental Psychology: Principles and Practice. 4th Edition. Colville, WA:Optimal Books.


Koger, S.M. and DuNann Winter, D. (2010). The Psychology of Environmental Problems: Psychology for Sustainability. NY: Taylor and Francis.


McKenzie-Mohr, D. and Smith, W. (1999). Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing, 2nd edition. British Columbia: New Society. e-book version at  


Nickerson, R.S. (2003). Psychology and Environmental Change. East Sussex: Psychology Press.


Slovic, P. (2000). The Perception of Risk. London: Earthscan.


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