Climate Psychology: On Indifference To Disaster by Paul HoggettClimate Psychology: On Indifference To Disaster by Paul Hoggett

Climate Psychology: On Indifference To Disaster

byPaul Hoggett

Paperback | June 12, 2019

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This book investigates the psycho-social phenomenon which is society's failure to respond to climate change. It analyses the non-rational dimensions of our collective paralysis in the face of worsening climate change and environmental destruction, exploring the emotional, ethical, social, organizational and cultural dynamics to blame for this global lack of action. 

The book features eleven research projects from four different countries and is divided in two parts, the first highlighting novel methodologies, the second presenting new findings. Contributors to the first part show how a 'deep listening' approach to research can reveal the anxieties, tensions, contradictions, frames and narratives that contribute to people's experiences, and the many ways climate change and other environmental risks are imagined through metaphor, imagery and dreams. 

Using detailed interview extracts drawn from politicians, scientists and activists as well as ordinary people, the second part of the book examines the many different ways in which we both avoid and square up to this gathering disaster, and the many faces of alarm, outrage, denial and indifference this involves.

Paul Hoggett is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of West England, UK. Paul is the co-founder of the Climate Psychology Alliance, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and has worked as a group relations consultant over many years.
Title:Climate Psychology: On Indifference To DisasterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pagesPublished:June 12, 2019Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030117405

ISBN - 13:9783030117405


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction; Paul Hoggett.- Part I: Mostly Methods.- Chapter 2: New Methods for Investigating New Dangers; Renee Lertzman.- Chapter 3: Children & Climate Change: Exploring Children's Feelings about Climate Change using Free Association Narrative Interview Methodology; Caroline Hickman.- Chapter 4: An Integrative Methodology for Investigating Lived Experience and the Psychosocial Factors Influencing Environmental Cognition and Behaviour; Nadine Andrews.- Chapter 5: Emotional Work as a Necessity: A Psychosocial Analysis of Low-Carbon Energy Collaboration Stories; Rosie Robison.- Chapter 6: Climate Change, Social Dreaming and Art: Thinking the Unthinkable; Julian Manley & Wendy Hollway.- Chapter 7: Researching Climate Engagement: Collaborative Conversations and Consciousness Change; Sally Gillespie.- Part II: Mostly Findings.- Chapter 8: Emotions, Reflexivity and the Long Haul: What we do About how we Feel About Climate Change; Jo Hamilton.- Chapter 9: Leading with Nature in Mind; Rembrandt Zegers.- Chapter 10: Attitudes to Climate Change in some English Local Authorities: Varying Sense of Agency in Denial and Hope; Gill Westcott.- Chapter 11:We Have to Talk About....Climate Change; Robert Tollemache.- Chapter 12: Engaging with Climate Change: Comparing the Cultures of Science and Activism; Ro Randall & Paul Hoggett.- Chapter 13: Conclusion; Paul Hoggett.