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Psychosocial & climate psychology research in IPCC reports

Here is an article I recently wrote for the Climate Psychology Alliance website, calling the climate psychology community to action. “Although psychologists have been investigating climate change and related subjects for decades… the value of psychological contributions is not yet … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben is wrong: humans and nature are not ‘at war’

Using war as a metaphor to frame a response to something has a long history: we have the war on drugs, war on poverty, war on terror. Now Bill McKibben wishes us to have a war on climate change. Actually … Continue reading

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Flaws of eco-efficiency approach

[I originally posted this to another blog in 2011. Interesting how peak oil isn’t much discussed as an issue any more] When less is not more The low carbon economy promotes eco-efficiency: using fewer resources, releasing less pollution, having a less negative impact. … Continue reading

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Seminar 11th Feb Lancaster University – psychosocial factors influencing responses to ecological crisis: defences, needs, frames

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Thursday 11th Feb, 12.-1.30pm, Charles Carter C37/40 Lancaster University  (campus map here) Psychosocial factors influencing responses to ecological crisis in organisational contexts: defences, needs and framesPeople don’t always act in accordance with their values. In this seminar I identify and discuss psychosocial … Continue reading

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10-week mindfulness course, Manchester starts 6th Jan 2016

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I am running another mindfulness course in Manchester, with  Opportunities & Activities community adult education project at the Union Chapel in Withington. This course will follow the same ground as the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course but across 10 weeks rather than 8 weeks. More … Continue reading

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8 wk mindfulness course, Lancaster University starts Monday 18th Jan 2016

I am teaching another 8-week mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) course at Lancaster University, starting Monday 18th January 2016, ending Mon 14th March (there is no class Mon 15th Feb). The course is open to Lancaster University staff and students … Continue reading

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Psychosocial factors influencing responses to ecological crisis – seminar 24 Nov Manchester

I’m presenting some findings from my PhD research at Manchester Metropolitan University on Tues 24th Nov 2015, 2 – 3.30pm, John Dalton East Building Room 423, as part of the Sustainability  and Ethical Enterprise Group meeting series. Following my presentation … Continue reading

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