Climate Change and Psychology

James Andow, Aimie Hope

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The chapter highlights four themes within the psychology of climate change that illustrate how psychological findings bear on the philosophy of climate change. The chapter first considers how psychological research has explored the ways in which individuals think about the ethics of the relationship between humans and the environment, developing new constructs capturing various ways of thinking about that relationship and developing tools with which to measure the extent to which participants think about the relationship in the relevant ways. The remaining sections look at why people might find it difficult to act ethically in relation to the environment, the psychological impacts of the climate crisis, and at what psychology can teach us about developing effective interventions to practically respond to the climate crisis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Philosophy of Climate Change
EditorsGianfranco Pellegrino, Marcello Di Paola
PublisherSpringer Cham
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2023


  • Climate Change
  • Psychology
  • Experimental Philosophy
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Philosophy of Climate Change
  • Applied Philosophy
  • Philosophy


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