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Special Topic: Environmental PsychologyTheories 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. PSYC408 is designed to be practical and engaging. It includes weekly lectures, readings, and activities, and an applied behaviour change project.PSYC408 is a Special Topic co-coded with PSYC341 Environmental Psychology.
Describe how psychological theory and methods can be used to explain and help solve environmental problems;Reflect on and articulate personal views around the underlying causes of environmental problems and how psychology can be applied to solve them;Assess the strengths and limitations of the major psychological approaches for addressing environmental problems; andDesign a behavioural intervention to solve an environmental problem using principles from the course.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.
Lecture times and location (as per PSYC341-22S2 (C) page)
Scott, Britain A. et al;
Psychology for sustainability
Routledge, 2021 (Engagement with the textbook is mandatory, and its entire content is examinable. Electronic copies are available to read and download (by chapter) via the UC library, and hard copies are available from the high demand section).
Domestic fee $1,051.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
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