A comprehensive guide to climate psychology and related issues from the Climate Psychology Alliance (UK). Includes sections on grief, loss, coping strategies and radical hope. The introduction and contents are included here, the whole handbook can be viewed on the Climate Psychology Alliance website.
Aims of this handbook
- to develop shared understandings of what is meant by ‘climate psychology’
- to provide a valuable online resource
Each entry of about 500 words in length defines a concept, explains its importance to climate psychology, and provides links to relevant literature.
How to use the Handbook
- Read the entry on Climate Psychology;
- Browse other entries as your interest takes you, using the alphabetical index on the left; the Handbook is not intended to be read “cover to cover”;
- We link the different concepts within the text;
- A reading list, presented in Appendix 1, gives the theoretical background to the idea of climate psychology, with a chronology and examples from the literature of the development of the idea;
- The Handbook will unfold over time: an unfolding work of ‘the commons’;
- More about the project, its history and future, can be found in Appendix 2.
Click on each link to view that section.
- Climate Change
- Climate Change Denial
- Climage Change Fiction (cli-fi)
- Climate Psychology
- Coping and Defences
- Environmental Identity
- Radical Hope
- Values and Goals
- Appendix 1 Climate Psychology Reading List
- Appendix 2: The Handbook Project
View the whole Handbook of Climate Psychology.