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Environmental Psychology

The research group Environmental Psychology Unit (EPU), at the Department of Psychology, gathers researches working with research and teaching within the area. The research group also cooperates with other departments and disciplines in interdisciplinary research projects.

Environmental Psychology belongs to the branch of psychology known as Social Psychology.

The encounter between people and the environment

Environmental psychology investigates how people affect the environment but also how the physical surroundings affect people. It is a broad area that can be seen for different angles.

The starting-point for EPU´s research is societal issues that relate to environmental problems. This can for example include resource management, energy consumption, pro-environmental consumer behavior, and acceptance of pro-environmental policies.

EPU attend these issues for the perspective of psychological research, that is, our main focus is to understand and change human behavior.

More specifically, our research interest includes cognitive processes, social dilemmas, values, norms and, attitudes, and how these topics affect decisions and behaviors in an environmental context.
 

Environmental Psychology Unit (EPU)

Page Manager: Igor Tabak|Last update: 6/18/2018
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