Environmental Psychology University of Tsukuba
In this course, students learn thories and practices in decision making in diverse environmental issues ranging from natural resources utlization, pollution control and natural conservation based on economics, psychology and applied behavioral science. Students first learn theoretical backgrounds of environmental decision making and then different cases of environmental decision making at different levels such as individuals and households, groups (i.e., schools, offices), societies (i.e., communities, cities) and policies (i.e., countries, regions, global). Toward the end of the course, students discuss how to encourage pro-environmental behavioral change and decision making.
This course aims to nurture students' understanding to theories and practices in environmental decision making at individual, group, societal and policy levels from the viewpoints of economics, psychology and pro-environmental studies.
Class participation (by participating in Q&A and discussion on class channel) 20%, interim paper 30%, term-end paper 50%
What is environmental psychology and environmental decision making?: Theoretical understanding from economics, psychology and pro-environmental behavior studiesEnvironmental decision making at individual and household levels (1) Economic and institutional factorsEnvironmental decision making at individual and household levels (2) Psychological factorsEnvironmental decision making at the group levelEnvironmental decision making at the societal level (1) Communities and citiesQ&A and discussionEnvironmental decision making in policies (1) Balancing economic and environmental sustainabilityEnvironmental decision making in policies (2) International environmental managementInterventions and policies to encourage pro-environmental behavior: Case studiesQ&A, discussion, and wrap-up
Online Course Requirement
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Contact person: Kaida Naoko
Email address: naoko.kaida[at]sk.tsukuba.ac.jp
Link to the syllabus provided by the university