environmental

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...

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...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 has the theme ‘nature’, to highlight the role that connecting with nature can have on our mental health. Over the years we’ve published...

SICK! Festival stands up for and shines a light on issues and untold stories of people and communities surrounding mental ill health and physical ill health. Since 2013, the festival has collaborated with artists, practitioners, and researchers in Manchester and around the...

Helen Keyes has, she tells me, ‘always felt like a traffic psychologist at heart… my Dad and my brother are both civil engineers. I started to use the experimental methods I had developed in my face perception research to think about how I could make a difference in the wider...

Forest 404 is a BBC Sounds scripted podcast, set in the 24th Century, in a world where nature doesn’t exist. This dystopian thriller features protagonist Pan, who is a sound archivist from the future, known as...

The University of Sheffield’s ‘Plastics: Redefining Single Use’ project brings together chemists, psychologists, ecologists, biologists, engineers, physicists and researchers from the arts and humanities, to develop solutions to plastic waste. 

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As I book the tickets, species that have only recently been discovered in Australia are now on the brink of extinction because of the climate crisis fuelled bush fires. Extinctions happen...

Watching climate activist Greta Thunberg’s passionate speech to world leaders at the UN in New York last September, it was impossible not to be struck by her depth of feeling. For me, it was deeply moving. For a guest speaking on Fox News, t...

We have recently seen increased media focus on climate change and environmental damage. In particular, Extinction Rebellion, a UK socio-political movement, has received a huge amount of press, media and political attention in response to its peaceful protests against our...