Psychology and Climate Justice

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Psychology & Climate Justice
Spring 2023
Taught By: Evan Henritze
Section: A

CRN: 13744

Credits: 3

Today’s ecological problems require social and cultural lenses to examine psychological processes related to climate change. In this course, we will address environmental inequality through key topics of responsibility, care, morality, interconnection, justice, and identity that promote collective efforts for systemic change. The course will critically examine individual-based behavior approaches that neglect how domination, injustice, and exclusion contribute to unsustainable social-ecological systems. Students will identify ways psychological reductionism shapes collective and unconscious dynamics perpetuating the climate crisis and associated mental health issues. By situating their own embodied and embedded identities as it relates to an environmental issue, students will determine which psychological theories, research methods, clinical practice, and/or activist strategies are most relevant for their particular interests and applications.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:32am EST 2/5/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 615
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023