Tag Archive: Psychology

Celebrating the CLEX “Hump Day Tip” Series

August 14, 2021 10:59 am Published by Comments Off on Celebrating the CLEX “Hump Day Tip” Series

On 16 May 2018, CLEX staff, students and affiliates on our mailing list received a rather curious email with the subject line Hump Day Tip. Since then, the Centre’s Diversity and Culture Committee has sent roughly 140 more messages with that same subject heading. What started as a bit of a gamble has turned into an important part of CLEX culture that is appreciated and deeply valued by many.

“Why should I bother?” to “Yes, we can!”: Risk, willingness, and cooperation in action on climate change

May 31, 2021 5:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Ben Newell (UNSW).  A complete policy response to climate change, habitat destruction, plastic pollution, and other Anthropocene challenges requires action by governments, industries, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals. Attempts to drive change at the individual level often confront reactions like “Why should I bother altering my behavior? And if I do change, will my actions make a difference?” In this talk I discuss the drivers and predictors of individuals’ perceptions of the risk of climate change and how they relate to... View Article

Electricity Generation – changing for the future

July 22, 2019 3:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

City of Yarra, Yarra Libraries and the Ewing Trust present: How to Stay Engaged in a Climate Crisis Strategies from psychology and community activism Psychological science can help people come to terms with the implications of climate change so that they can stay engaged and be part of the collective action needed to restore a safe climate. Psychologist and researcher, Dr Susie Burke, will share some insights and provide strategies to help attendees more effectively engage with the climate crisis.... View Article