Environment

Rapid population growth and technological advances have made it possible for human behavior to change the global environment in major ways, but not all of these changes are positive.

Psychologists are searching for ways to change destructive behaviors and embrace beneficial ones, such as recycling, using public transportation and enhancing energy efficiency. Their research explores people’s attitudes toward environmental issues, what factors determine those attitudes and how those attitudes affect behavior.

Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology

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