The Psychology of Climate Change
How creative people can help
Climate Psychology is how individuals and society react to climate change. It’s a mostly negative reaction, but through the study of how society behaves on a psychological basis, the ‘psycho-social’ approach, we can learn why people react the way they do, and how we can communicate better with individuals.
Creative people have a particular role to play in helping people better interpret what is happening through their art, design and building. You can read a personal viewpoint of the Sustainability Coordinator on how creative people will help solve engagement issues and help us take action as a society.
On 21 April 2018, CPA-Scotland held their inaugural conference here at the GSA. Read the conference report, download the post-it notes from the day, and presentations from Prof. Paul Hoggett and Dr Ro Randall. More on Dr Julian Manley and his social dreaming approach here. Co-Chair and plenary session Chair Dr Catherine Happer is a sociologist with a particular interest in media, communications and society.
We hold regular meetings in Edinburgh and Glasgow, members attend for free with others paying £1. Meetings are open to anyone of any discipline interested in engaging with climate change.