climate change

Why did you want to take part in the bike ride, is it the first time you’ve done anything like this? 

I ran for the BPS President role earlier on...

This is a pivotal decade for global action to protect humans and other species from catastrophic climate and ecological harm. Climate scientists, including the UK government’s own Climate Change Committee, warn that despite warm words, vital political and economic regulatory...

There is by now a considerable literature evidencing the impact of climate breakdown on mental health. (‘Increasing rates of climate-related hazards are exacerbating existing mental health problems and leading to psychological distress and the onset of new episodes of mental...

What will your webinar cover?

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...

Like many events last year, the Division of Counselling Psychology’s annual conference had to be cancelled due to the pandemic and was sorely missed. One year on and the Conference was back – albeit online for the first time. Its theme was The Age of Anxiety

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It has been encouraging to see an increasing focus on the climate emergency in the pages of The Psychologist. We have noticed that the general media sometimes reference psychological factors such as self-protective denial, but with little coherent argument or guidance as to...

Psychology has a potentially huge role to play in combatting climate change. At the end of the day, people are the problem. Whether we’re running companies, behaving unsustainably, or setting policies like creating car free zones in cities, it is people who are going to save...

Climate change is one of the most difficult and daunting predicaments that humanity has had to navigate. Its impact is pervasive throughout all contexts of our society, permeating conversations of policymakers and children alike. Within the many sectors that investigate the...

Two new BPS ‘task and finish’ groups are looking for members to examine the impact of climate change on health, and psychology’s role in social, organisational and individual change in the face of the climate crisis.

Chaired by Dr Tony Wainwright (University of Exeter)...

Dr Elin Kelsey is the author of 'Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way we Think is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis' (Greystone Books, £14.99).

An emergency

Climate change is an urgent, global-scaled problem and it’s essential to talk...