22910272 - Environmental and sustainability psychology

The course aims at providing knowledge and skills allowing the student to understand environmental psychology and people-environment studies, and to know how to use these skills to interpret the processes underlying human behavior in everyday life environments, in applied fields such as the promotion of ecological behavior, the contrasting of climate change, the promotion of well-being, sustainability and environmental education.
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With the study of environmental psychology the student will be able to achieve the following educational objectives.
In terms of knowledge and understanding:
• knowledge and understanding of the concepts underlying people-environment relations;
• knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and methodological foundations of empirical research in the environmental psychological field

In terms of ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
• apply theories and psychological models to understand and change human behavior in relation to the socio-physical environment, and to promote human well-being in everyday environments.
In terms of independent judgment:
• distinguish between different approaches and world views at the basis of environment-behavior studies;
• interpret environmental phenomena in light of theoretical models and empirical studies of environmental psychology.
In terms of communication skills:
• synthesize and effectively present the main functioning mechanisms of the person-environment relationship
In terms of learning ability:
• deepen their knowledge using texts and models developed within behavioral social and ecological sciences.

Curriculum

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Programme

The purpose of this course is to deepen and investigate the main themes of environmental psychology and sustainability. Taking into account the most important theoretical contributions in the literature, the salient aspects of the individual-environment-nature relationship will be analyzed from both a psychosocial and an environmental psychology perspective. Moreover, the course is designed to provide skills both for understanding the main psychological and social processes that guide human behavior toward adopting sustainable lifestyles, implementing mitigation and adaptation actions to climate change, and promoting individual and collective wellbeing.

Core Documentation

Steg, L., Van del Berg, A., & De Groot, J. (2013). Environmental Psychology. An introduction. he British Psychological Society and John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Inc. (Capitoli 1-2-3-5-6-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-22).

Students will be provided with some scientific articles related to topics covered in class as complementary educational material in electronic format.

Type of delivery of the course

Lectures, seminars, presentations, exercises, and group discussions.

Type of evaluation

An oral examination will enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the key theories and constructs within the field of environmental psychology and sustainability, as well as their ability to communicate clearly with both specialists and non-specialists. Examining the topics discussed during lectures, documented both in textbooks and illustrated slides, will constitute the subject matter of the oral examination.

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Mutuazione: 22910272 Psicologia ambientale e della sostenibilità in Scienze dell'educazione per Educatori e Formatori L-19 TIBERIO LORENZA

Programme

The purpose of this course is to deepen and investigate the main themes of environmental psychology and sustainability. Taking into account the most important theoretical contributions in the literature, the salient aspects of the individual-environment-nature relationship will be analyzed from both a psychosocial and an environmental psychology perspective. Moreover, the course is designed to provide skills both for understanding the main psychological and social processes that guide human behavior toward adopting sustainable lifestyles, implementing mitigation and adaptation actions to climate change, and promoting individual and collective wellbeing.

Core Documentation

Steg, L., Van del Berg, A., & De Groot, J. (2013). Environmental Psychology. An introduction. he British Psychological Society and John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Inc. (Capitoli 1-2-3-5-6-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-22).

Students will be provided with some scientific articles related to topics covered in class as complementary educational material in electronic format.

Type of delivery of the course

Lectures, seminars, presentations, exercises, and group discussions.

Type of evaluation

An oral examination will enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the key theories and constructs within the field of environmental psychology and sustainability, as well as their ability to communicate clearly with both specialists and non-specialists. Examining the topics discussed during lectures, documented both in textbooks and illustrated slides, will constitute the subject matter of the oral examination.