Tag Archives: climate

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 […]