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Climate change – psychology’s contribution

Spence, Alexa; Pidgeon, Nick; Uzzell, David


Nick Pidgeon

David Uzzell


Climate change is a word on everybody’s lips at the moment. But, what role can we, as psychologists, both individually and within our sub-disciplinary groups play in reducing and adapting to the impacts of society’s ‘carbon footprint’? This article argues that the issue of climate change raises an important set of research and public policy questions which psychologists are well placed to help address. In particular, we focus on the issues of sustainable behaviour change and nuclear power.


Spence, A., Pidgeon, N., & Uzzell, D. (2009). Climate change – psychology’s contribution. Psychologist, 21,

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2009
Deposit Date Jan 8, 2014
Publicly Available Date Jan 8, 2014
Journal The Psychologist
Electronic ISSN 0952-8229
Publisher British Psychological Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
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