NJHEPS | New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
New Jersey Higher Education
Partnership for Sustainability

The Psychology of Environmental Sustainability

  • 11 Apr 2014
  • 8:00 AM
  • Princeton University 701 Carnegie Center (Multipurpose Room B) Princeton, NJ 08543

Workshop Series: Speaker Milele Morfei, Ph.D. 

8:00 am           Registration and Coffee

9:00 am           Guest speaker workshop (see title, description and Bio below)

11:45 am         Lunch and brainstorming session with invited guests

Workshop description:

What does psychology have to do with the future of the planet? Everything! Educating people on environmental issues is clearly not enough. In this interactive session, we will discuss the behavioral issues that affect both positive and negative human behavior relative to the environment. We will discuss now applying psychology to change behavior in specific situations may be the key to achieving environmental sustainability.



Milene Morfei holds an M.S. in Developmental Psychology and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Syracuse University. She is Professor of Psychology and Ida Dorothea Atkinson Professor at Wells College in Aurora, NY. She combines her knowledge of psychology with her passion for the environment in a psychology course she has taught since 1999. She helps students learn how to apply psychological concepts and research to promote environmentally friendly behavior in themselves and others.

In addition to advocating for sustainability on the Wells campus, Milene hasattended several conferences and workshops sponsored by the Association for theAdvancement of Sustainability in High Education. She has also presented papers on college sustainability efforts and on teaching sustainability at Greening of the Campus conferences in 2009and 2012. Milene has an in-press chapter titled, "Psychology, Sustainability, and Sense of Place". 

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