Course Schedule


Psychology and the Individual: Self-Regulation and Sustainability (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maria von Salisch

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 11.320 Seminarraum

Inhalt: In this course, the systemic view of sustainable development as is supplemented by a psychological perspective with a focus on individual psychological processes in the young generation. Particular emphasis will be given to the topic of self-regulation and its important role in the domain of sustainability psychology. The development of the understanding of nature, of moral values, and of nature connectedness will be charted alongside with parent, peer, and school influences on a sustainable mindset and corresponding behaviors. Afterwards, research on the development of self-regulation (e.g., cognitive control, mindfulness) will be reviewed and applied to topics of sustainability. Based on theories and studies from developmental psychology and self-regulation research, intervention models will be developed to foster and maintain a sustainable lifestyle of the next generation.