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Dr Eoin Galavan is a clinical psychologist, working in adult mental health services for many years. He is a supervising psychologist and lecturer with the Doctorates in Clinical and Counselling Psychology, TCD, and a Charted Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Today we have a wide ranging conversation about some of the cognitive traps, pitfalls and indeed opportunities in how we think about climate change. There was so much to cover, there is definitely scope for a part 2!
See below for some of the links mentioned by Eoin:
Bystander effect https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2020/01/07/how-the-bystander-effect-can-explain-inaction-towards-global-warming/#:~:text=In%20other%20words%2C%20we%20are,situations%2C%20such%20as%20global%20warming.
Pluralistic ignorance and underestimating others level of concern: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-32412-y
PAIN (Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert) https://medium.com/the-ascent/why-some-people-cannot-believe-in-the-science-of-climate-change-31c45b626b6b#:~:text=PAIN%20is%20an%20acronym%20for,threat%20must%20be%20Abrupt%2C%20disruptive.
Wolfgang Blau on journalism https://wblau.medium.com/climate-change-journalisms-greatest-challenge-2bb59bfb38b8
Aldrich on social capital (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0002764214550299)
Prevalence of climate anxiety https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(21)00278-3/fulltext
Britt Way Generation Dread https://www.brittwray.com/gen-dread
Joana Macy Active Hope https://www.activehope.info
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