Community Psychologists promote research, teaching, and action related to global climate change and environmental degradation. We focus on environmental justice, particularly how environmental change affects and often perpetuates social inequality.
Posted in: Environment, Mental HealthPublished in: The Community PsychologistA Forest Bathing mini-retreat can inspire us in at least two ways – gratitude and relationships. We can collectively express gratitude for the experience of forest bathing in the moment and for sharing time in-person with co-workers and friends who have scarcely been seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congregating safely in a […]Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Environment, Marginalized Groups, Mental HealthPublished in: Global Journal of Community Psychology PracticeSurf therapy, an emerging intervention, can increase hope among youth at-promise. Surf therapy is an effective intervention to increase positive self-identity, and feelings of safety and inclusion.Read More
Posted in: Environment, Marginalized Groups, Uncategorized | Tags: PodcastsDuring this interview Dr. Riemer explains the complexity of the concept of Sustainability and argues for the need for more social science in sustainability research – stating that “we need to breathe air, but we also need to be in community”.Read More
Posted in: Blog, Environment, Public PolicyPublished in: The Community PsychologistA Call to Action by Christopher Corbett Citizens–not politicians–are urgently needed and create the demand for renewable energy. Will you join in the battle to help prevent climate change? In Part I: Community Psychology and the Resist Movement (Corbett, 2017, a), I made the case that there is a moral obligation to resist our elected […]Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Criminal Justice, EnvironmentPublished in: The Community PsychologistThe SCRA Social Justice Mini-grant program provided seeds for the development of a vegetable garden for youth at a detention center (Boy’s Totem Town) located St. Paul, MN. Beginning in May 2017, youth participated in a vegetable garden program that taught them the principles of environmental sustainability, healthful and nutritious diets, and responsible ecological practices.Read More