Special Issue "The Psychological Impacts of Global Climate Change"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: psychology of weather and climate; weather salience; weather-related risk-taking; weather perception; weather-as-events; global climate change; weather and emotional processes
People are increasingly experiencing severe or extreme weather events that can be attributed to global climate change. Similarly, the cumulative effects of altered temperature and precipitation regimes can create personal, social, or economic impacts that develop and evolve over time. What are the psychological impacts of such single and multiple events as a result of climate change? Here, psychological impacts encompass not only changes in the emotional responses of individuals, but changes in perceptual processes, thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors in response to experienced or anticipated climate change. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health invites the submission of quantitative or qualitative empirical research that addresses this question and in so doing reveals something novel about peoples’ psychological relationships with weather or climate. Although research on global climate change is integrative and multidisciplinary, submissions for this special edition should be primarily psychological in nature and possess implications for mental and/or physical health. Individual people or families should be the units of analysis used in submitted research. Some illustrative topics for this Special Issue are:
- Changes in environmentally sustainable behavior following weather- or climate-related experiences;
- Changes in peoples’ relationships with place(s) as the climate of that place changes;
- Changes in perception, thinking, or reasoning about climate change following the experience of a severe or extreme weather event;
- Studies of individual traits or characteristics that may be helpful in adjusting to the impacts of climate change.
Prof. Alan E. Stewart
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate change
- human cognition
- individual differences
- personality traits
- psychological adaptation
- weather risk-taking
- weather salience