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Sustainability 2013, 5(7), 3006-3008; doi:10.3390/su5073006

Psychological and Behavioral Aspects of Sustainability

Department of Psychology, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301, USA
Received: 5 July 2013 / Accepted: 8 July 2013 / Published: 10 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Psychological and Behavioral Aspects of Sustainability)
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I am honored to introduce this special issue of Sustainability, which exemplifies how the field of Psychology can contribute to multi- and inter-disciplinary efforts to create a sustainable society. In fact, achieving the goal of environmental, economic, and social sustainability is predicated on changing human behavior; the purview of Psychologists (reviewed in [1], see also [2–7]). So-called “environmental problems” are really problems of human behavior, caused by collective human actions and their underlying thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and values [1]. Consequently, research from various sub-fields of psychology can [...]
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Koger, S.M. Psychological and Behavioral Aspects of Sustainability. Sustainability 2013, 5, 3006-3008.

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