PSYC 112. Research Practicum in Environmental Psychology

In this course, students will conduct empirical research projects individually or in small groups in collaboration with the instructor. This includes designing and implementing a study, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting and presenting the findings. Project topics will be focused on how humans interact with the natural world, using a social psychological approach. This could include questions such as: How can we encourage pro-environmental behavior? What are the benefits of spending time in nature? What are the impacts of emotions elicited by nature such as awe and gratitude? What factors explain climate change denial? What are the antecedents and consequences of climate anxiety? In addition to the class meeting time, additional time is scheduled as needed to conduct research projects. When taken in the senior year, this course fulfills the comprehensive requirement in psychology.

This course may not be taken as pass/fail. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 001 or the equivalent, PSYC 025, and PSYC 035.
1 Credit.
Spring 2024. Jacobs.
Catalog chapter:  Psychology 
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