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Theories and principles from across psychology are presented to explain the causes of environmentally destructive behaviour, and generate solutions for a sustainable future. This course will teach you principles of behaviour change, and how you can apply them in your home, workplace, and community. PSYC341 is designed to be practical and engaging. It includes weekly online exercises and discussions, and an applied behaviour change project.
Demonstrate well-developed knowledge of how psychological theory and methods can be used to evaluate and help solve environmental problems;Examine and formulate personal views around the underlying causes of environmental problems and how psychology can be applied to solve them;Recognise and describe the strengths and limitations of the major psychological approaches for addressing environmental problems; andDesign an intervention to solve an environmental problem using principles from the course.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Any 120 points at 100 level from any subject.
PSYC105/PSYC106 or ENVR101
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Scott, Britain A. et al;
Psychology for sustainability;
Domestic fee $877.00
International fee $4,438.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.