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Psychological and Behavioral Aspects of Sustainability

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Author(s): Susan M. Koger

Journal: Sustainability
ISSN 2071-1050

Volume: 5;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 3006;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: n/a

ABSTRACT
I am honored to introduce this special issue of Sustainability, which exemplifies how the field of Psychology can contribute to multi- and inter-disciplinary efforts to create a sustainable society. In fact, achieving the goal of environmental, economic, and social sustainability is predicated on changing human behavior; the purview of Psychologists (reviewed in [1], see also [2–7]). So-called “environmental problems” are really problems of human behavior, caused by collective human actions and their underlying thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and values [1]. Consequently, research from various sub-fields of psychology can
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