German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Conferences and seminars

International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm
D-18581 Putbus
Travel information
Martina Finger, Tel.: +49 38301 86-112, Fax: +49 38301 86-117,

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Category: Natur und Gesellschaft

Summer School on Environmental Psychology

18/06/2018 - 21/06/2018

Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
Andreas Mues (German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation) and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Reese (University of Koblenz-Landau)
International summerschool for PhD students and other early-career researchers with the three internationally renowned researchers CHRISTIAN KLÖCKNER, KELLY FIELDING and BIRGITTA GATERSLEBEN as teachers.

Environmental psychology investigates human behaviour that affects environment and nature, but also how nature and the environment affect human behaviour and experience. For example, it deals with the perception of environmental problems, the psychological consequences of pollution, and the conditions of pro-environmental action. In recent decades, environmental psychology evolved as a field of applied psychological research. Pro-environmental behaviour is empirically studied both within explicit environmental psychological research approaches as well as within other sub-disciplines of psychological science, such as social and personality psychology. In the context of social and environmental policymaking, environmental psychology research findings become increasingly acknowledged.
The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, in close collaboration with researchers from the Universities of Koblenz-Landau and Leipzig, organizes a Summer School on environmental psychology to offer room for presenting and discussing current and future environmental psychology research, with a particular focus on nature awareness. The summer school focuses on results, theory and methods of empirical psychology research on environmental and nature protection issues, as well as on their practical relevance (e.g., in designing interventions or communication strategies for nature and environmental protection).



Last Change: 23/10/2018