PSYC341-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Environmental Psychology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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; and
  • Design an intervention to solve an environmental problem using principles from the course.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Globally aware

      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.

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Don Hine


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Written Assignment 30%
Weekly Online Quizzes 10%
Test #1 30%
Test #2 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Scott, Britain A. et al; Psychology for sustainability ; Fifth edition; Routledge, 2021.

Indicative Fees

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.

Minimum enrolments

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 .

All PSYC341 Occurrences

  • PSYC341-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021