Ankündigungen und Events

Fachgruppen-Symposium 2019

Die Fachgruppe Umweltpsychologie organisiert in diesem Jahr mit Unterstützung des BfN (Andreas Müß) wieder ein Symposium. Dieses Jahr wird das Symposium am 26. und 27. September 2019 in Bonn stattfinden. Am 25. September wird es Raum für eine Pre-Conference Veranstaltung für DoktorandInnen und NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen geben.

Die Anmeldung ist bis zum 23.08.2019 bei möglich.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter diesem Link.

Call for Papers Umweltpsychologie

Planung für Heft 2/2020: Umweltpsychologische Theoriebildung – Neue Ansätze und innovative Renaissancen – Einreichungsfrist: 30. September 2019. Weitere Information finden Sie hier: Zeitschrift Umweltpsychologie

Special Issue „Sustainability“

Dear Colleagues,

Pro-environmental behavior can be approached from various disciplines and perspectives. One particular discipline is behavioral geography, which attempts to understand human activity in space, place, and environment by studying it at the disaggregate level of analysis—at the level of the individual person. Behavioral geographers analyze data on the behavior of individual people, recognizing that individuals vary. A key tenet of behavioral geography holds that models of human activity and interaction can be improved by incorporating more realistic assumptions about human behavior. Another important discipline in this context is environmental psychology which complements the view of behavioural geography in particular by using different methodological approaches such as experiments.

To identify opportunities and constraints for behavioral change, we will approach the spatial relevance of actors’ behavior on individual and societal levels. Therefore, we want to investigate individual indicators (i.e., values, knowledge, perception, and communication) as well as societal contexts (i.e., institutions, policies, economy, and culture). We invite quantitative as well as qualitative (case) studies as well as meta-studies that highlight the effective power and spatial relevance of pro-environmental behavior.


Prof. Dr. Heiko Faust
Prof. Dr. Susanne Stoll-Kleemann
Guest Editors

International Conference on Environmental Psychology (ICEP) 2019

Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the Organising Committee we are delighted to invite you to participate in the International Conference on Environmental Psychology: “Protecting People and Planet Through Social and Behavioural Science” to be held in Plymouth (the UK’s ‘Ocean City’) Sept 4th to 6th, 2019. This international conference is being organised under the auspices of the Division of Environmental Psychology of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) to promote the science and practice of applied psychology and to facilitate scientific exchange and communication on themes relevant to the increasingly policy-recognised field of environmental psychology.

Several inspirational keynote talks will represent not just environmental psychology but also related disciplines and environmental policymaking with the deliberate intention of discussing how the environmental psychology community can best translate its rigorous science into meaningful change. As Environmental and Applied Psychologists at this conference we hope to make a contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, see For many of these SDGs, understanding the human dimension (e.g., research on perceptions, motivations, behaviours, people-environment interactions etc.) is absolutely crucial. We are now seeking submissions for symposia, individual talks and posters to complete the scientific programme (see attachment). Submissions are welcome from any area of environmental psychology.

We are especially keen to receive symposia proposals that: a) contain researchers from different research groups internationally; b) span the boundaries of environmental psychology and other applied disciplines (e.g. policy making and urban/landscape design); and c) are coordinated and/or highlight exciting new work by early career researchers (including Phd students). Given the conference’s location, and one of the key interests of the coordinating committee, talks on environmental psychology with respect to the marine environment are also particularly welcome.

We very much look forward to your participation in ICEP 2019 in Plymouth (UK) and to welcoming you to the beautiful county of Devon in the South West of England. It’s definitely the best time of year to visit; the light is clear, the waters are still warm (by UK standards!), and the beer, despite rumours to the contrary, is definitely cold.

Dr. Sabine Pahl & Dr. Mat White & the Organising Committee
School of Psychology, University of Plymouth (UK)
European Centre for Environment &Human Health, University of Exeter (UK)

Weitere Infomation unter diesem Link.

How to Theorize: A one-day workshop on critical and creative theory generation

Die Fachgruppe konnte durch die Vermittlung von Maxie Schulte Prof. Martijn van Zomeren für einen 1-Tages-Workshop zum Thema “ How to Theorize: A one-day workshop on critical and creative theory generation“ in Bielefeld, in Kooperation mit dem Institut für interdisziplinäre Konflikt und Gewaltforschung und der Fachhochschule Bielefeld, gewinnen. In dem Workshop ging es um kreatives und theoriebasiertes (Be-)Forschen und Weiterentwickeln von Theorien. Der Workshop fand am 05.02.19 in Bielefeld statt.

Martijn van Zomeren ist einer der führenden Sozialpsychologen in der Forschung zu kollektiven Aktionen und der Psychologie der Transformation und arbeitet aktiv an der Theorieentwicklung in diesem Bereich. Zusätzlich wird er am Nachmittag vor dem Workshop seine aktuelle Forschung in einen Vortrag vorstellen (04.02.19). Weitere Informationen zur Person: