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Special Issue "Educational Psychology for Sustainable Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
The purpose of the Special Issue on Educational Psychology for Sustainable Development is to focus on key findings that promote individuals’ and communities’ ways of enhancing favorable development and sustainable behaviors in the rapidly changing growth environments, societies, and communities. Therefore, sustainable development pursues change also in individuals’ and communities’ action. The basic elements of sustainable development are ecological, economic, social, and cultural sustainability, to which educational psychology can introduce tools for positive change.
The approach of the Special Issue is multidisciplinary, where various scientific perspectives on development and educational psychology can be combined in innovative manners. Sustainability in educational psychology aims to improve the quality of life of every human being through educative viewpoints. What are the most recent findings that can broaden our understanding about the development of the human–nature relationship, sustainable communities, and education? How can we promote understanding about best practices that enhance the well-being of human beings in a sustainable manner?
Sustainability is an interesting field of research for educational psychology. How can we foster positive sustainable behaviors? By focusing on positive psychological features, such as positive emotions and strengths, together with their positive psychological outcomes, such as well-being, which can link sustainable behavior with pro-environmental actions1. Our perspective is that educational psychology may offer not only prevention-focused information but also ideas of positive psychology of sustainability and its educational perspectives.
The focus of your article may be on sustainable development, sustainable behavior, education of sustainability, and individual and communal well-being. We welcome all types of research including quantitative and qualitative approaches, case studies, reviews, and multimethod research.
1 Corral-Verdugo, V. (2012). The positive psychology of sustainability. Environment Development and Sustainability 14(5). doi: 10.1007/s10668-012-9346-8
Dr. Kaarina Määttä
Dr. Satu Uusiautti
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- sustainable development
- educational psychology
- sustainable behavior
- sustainability education
- educational psychology of sustainability