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Tag Archives: change

How climate change affects us mentally and socially, whether you believe in it or not

When you think about climate change- psychology and mental health may not be the first thing that you think of. However, the two are very much connected. As well as possible mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression, psychological responses to climate change such as fatalism, fear, helplessness and resignation are growing. These responses […]

What influence could climate change have on human aggression?

In this first episode, I talk with Dr Matt Williams, Lecturer in Psychology at Massey University here in New Zealand. We talk about the relationship between temperature and aggressive behaviour and assault, particularly with respect to climate change. Matt’s original paper can be found here: Here is the abstract for some context: A number of […]

Anger, Disappointment, Uncertainty and Anxiety: When We Feel Let Down and How to Fix It

When we find out about unexpected events that break our expectations – what we thought was supposed to be happening to protect us and keep us secure actually looks like it wasn’t actually happening at all, well it can bring up all kinds of difficult emotions. And worries too. This article is about those emotions and worries, what’s happening that’s perhaps making you feel like this, and what you can do.