Social Psychology Network

Maintained by Scott Plous, Wesleyan University

Statement from the Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology


Social Psychology Network:
Advancing Sustainable Living

Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology The Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology (SEPCP; Division 34 of the American Psychological Association) is delighted to endorse Social Psychology Network as an outstanding organization that shares a common mission of advancing sustainable living. SPN offers a wealth of information on environmental and conservation issues through a broad range of web-based resources that we consider extremely valuable.

SPN illuminates several key topics related to Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology. For instance, it has extensive resources concerning the causes and consequences of climate change. It also provides access to news articles that make connections between psychology and the environment. By incorporating environmental issues into the array of subjects covered, SPN educates the public and expands the knowledge of SEPCP members.

In addition, SPN contains a variety of general and topical classroom materials as well as an annual Action Teaching Award that includes entries on the psychology of sustainable living. Award-winning action teaching entries are posted in enough detail that instructors can use them in their own courses.

Still another important aspect of SPN is that it helps SEPCP members connect with social scientists across the world and in other fields. For students, SPN offers career tips, information about graduate programs, an area to post web links to approved research studies, and a mentorship program for members of underrepresented groups.

The Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology encourages others to join Social Psychology Network and use SPN as a means of exploring environmental and conservation issues. Through its abundant content on climate change and associated subject areas, SPN serves as a resource to SEPCP members and enhances public knowledge concerning sustainable living and environmental protection.

--Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology
  (February 24, 2012)



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