The Psychologist role in preserving Society
The Psychologist role inpreserving Society
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The Psychologist Role inPreserving Society
Typically, the psychologist`sknowledge, research, and education background can be a useful toolused for social change for advocating for a healthy environment andglobal sustainability. According to Howard (2000), psychologist playsa critical role in ensuring the global environmental threats areminimized as they have significantly influenced the communitysustainability, social change, and social justice. The psychologistsshould always advocate for greater society by ensuring that membersof the community live in a conducive environment that can fosterdevelopment and minimize any social challenges such as adverseclimatic condition (Howard, 2000). Specifically, psychologists shouldplay an active role in addressing the current global environmentalthreats which have resulted in various adverse effects including thereduced availability of water, spread of diseases, settlements,psychological well-being among other effects. Notably, women andchildren living in rural regions have significantly suffered from theglobal environmental problem (Anon, 2017).
It is worth noting thatpsychologists play a significant role in addressing globalenvironmental threats. Specifically, they can help in improvingunderstanding of the human conducts that enhance climate change andpeople reactions to climate-related technologies and policies (Allredet al., 2016). Typically, psychologists have crucial contributions tomake to individual and household behavior, organizational change,policy change, social-cultural change and climate leadership.
According to Anon, (2017), oneconcrete action related to sustainability which can be taken tofurther a particular social change or social justice effort includeparticipation and collaboration in various research which isassociated with the human behavior. However, APA should offersupport to the psychologists in their engagement in studies,learning, and community involvements in enhancing public knowledgeand awareness concerning the global environmental climate change.Besides, the psychological influences to alleviation and adaptionstrategies which will deal with both the ecological and social aswell as the psychological effects of global climate (Anon, 2017). Similarly, the ethical implications which are related to the actioninclude the commitment to developing and spreading the psychologists’knowledge to enhancing a person and social situations and enablingthe solution of the international environmental issues.
Howard, G. S. (2000). Adaptinghuman lifestyles for the 21st century. American Psychologist, 55(5),509.
Allred, S., Schneider, R. andReeder, J. (2016). The Role of Natural Resource Professionals inAddressing Climate Change. Climate, 4(3), p.38.
Anon, (2017). [online] Availableat http://Resolution on Affirming Psychologists’ Role in AddressingGlobal Climate Change [Accessed 5 Apr. 2017].
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