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The role of psychology in the climate change crisis

13 October 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Psychology has an important role in the climate change crisis.

There is a need to increase awareness of the role that psychology has in tackling the climate change.

This webinar will raise awareness of the role of psychology in explaining why there may be reluctance to take action on climate change, how psychology can help us to deal with the impacts of climate change on our health and wellbeing, and how psychology could help us to tackle the climate change crisis. 

The webinar will highlight some recent research to support the theories and impacts discussed during the session. Various conference presentations and papers have been produced on these topics but not in this format to the wider audience.

Target audience

This is an introductory webinar and is suitable for psychologists in professional roles and non-psychologists so anyone with little or no knowledge of the role of psychology in the climate change crisis can attend.

‘Psychology can explain so much of what we can do on climate action’. Our journalist, Ella Rhodes, asked the presenter questions on the webinar for the Psychologist – read more.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Explain some of the psychological reasons why people avoid or are reluctant to take action on climate change
  2. How psychology can help us to deal with the effects of climate change, e.g. extreme weather events, existential risks
  3. Describe some of the key ways that psychology can help to implement the changes necessary to tackle climate change.

Presenter: Dr Jan Maskell CPsychol

Dr Jan Maskell is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University with three decades of training experience delivering courses in Management, Project Management and Coaching and Mentoring at UG and PG levels. She is also a Carbon Conversations facilitator and a Carbon Literacy facilitator


Start: 10:00

Finish: 12:00

Non-members £80.00 (£ 66.67 + VAT)
Society members

£48.50 (£40.42 + VAT)

Please note:

1. Online bookings will close on 13 October 2021 at 10:00.

2. A Zoom link to join the webinar will be sent to everyone registered on the webinar day.

To register for the webinar you need to sign into your BPS user account or create a new account by clicking the ‘create an account’ button.

When signed in, click the ‘register’ button to book onto the workshop.

There is a £15 cancellation fee.

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