The Psychology of Climate Change


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for anyone who needs to get to grips with other people’s thinking about climate change – perhaps teachers, counsellors, science communicators, journalists, campaigners and those organising community action.

A quick summary

A short, focused and smart summary of how people process information and change their minds (or don’t), specifically relating to climate change. The Psychology of Climate Change summarises the research on the dual brain systems (automatic/rational, or fast/slow), cognitive and social bias, mistakes made by climate campaigns that have failed to create the changes they envisaged – and what a successful campaign would look like.


Publisher’s description

What explains our attitudes towards the environment? Why do so many climate change initiatives fail? How can we do more to prevent humans damaging the environment?

The Psychology of Climate Change explores the evidence for our changing environment, and suggests that there are significant cognitive biases in how we think about, and act on climate change. The authors examine how organisations have attempted to mobilise the public in the fight against climate change, but these initiatives have often failed due to the public’s unwillingness to adapt their behaviour. The book also explores why some people deny climate change altogether, and the influence that these climate change deniers can have on global action to mitigate further damage.

By analysing our attitudes to the environment, The Psychology of Climate Change argues that we must think differently about climate change to protect our planet, as a matter of great urgency.

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 146 g
Dimensions 197 × 131 × 7 mm
Book Author


ISBN 9781138484528


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