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Lecture 1

PSY435H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Waste Hierarchy, Social Rejection, Consumerism


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY435H1
Professor
Dan Dolderman
Lecture
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Env Psych – Lec 1
What is an
environmental psychologist?
What does it have to do with the environment?
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oPsychology aects your behavior,
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Human relationships with the environment dier
cross-culturally
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Environment aects psychology
Aects our mental well-being,&
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o7


;&
o;=
:;
What is the relationship between attitude and behaviour?
- Doesn’t correlate very well
- Attitudes in*uences behaviour
less than
behaviour in*uences attitude
o2* 
=!
8 other factors
o:)not convenient,  
!
 !
:
o'&
<)
:positive feedback
loop
:big behavioural changes 
>!

,

o% foot in the door
o;
 
<,!
Implicit and explicit attitudes
-*
-:
-%
If we lived in a world when environmental problems are in the horizon, generations full of foot-
in-the-door
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-/?BA$>
-/?CA$5
o
((((
o

::.
: D5!
##
This means that we are slowly changing into environmental
sustainability!
Howeverproblems!
-%too many
-%scary issues ;!
o.
%.*
-;
02 solutions:
- 1) Human invention
o6.

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