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About this book
Although climate change is mainly caused in industrialized nations, the impact of climate change has spread across the globe, among developing countries and the world’s most vulnerable populations. While the public health effects of environmental degradation and the resulting natural disasters are well-known, less is understood about their mental health impact and psychosocial well-being, and what types of interventions may best minimize the damage.
Climate Change and Human Well-Being identifies the psychological responses and mental health impacts that accompany gradual environmental change and extreme weather events, and explains how climate change exacerbates existing inequities. Painstakingly researched, with extensive worldwide findings and instructive examples from the experiences of those affected by climate-change, this groundbreaking volume also examines the potential for collaboration among diverse sectors of society in responding to environmental crisis. Experts provide guidance for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the humanitarian aid community as they:
- Explain the relationship between environmental crisis, socioeconomic stressors, and psychological distress .
- Discuss the impact of acute and chronic extreme weather conditions on mental health and well-being.
- Analyze the short-and long-term effects of climate change on specific populations, and environmental refugees.
- Identify implications of climate change for peace, conflict, and stability.
- Demonstrate the importance of cultural competence in relief efforts.
- Include recommendations at the local, national, and global levels.
Climate Change and Human Well-Being offers cross-cultural psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and professionals in related fields a greater understanding of complex issues, and new opportunities to engage in the emerging dialogue within and across the disciplines.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Climate Change and Human Well-Being
- Book Subtitle Global Challenges and Opportunities
- Series Title International and Cultural Psychology
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9742-5
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Behavioral Science Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-9741-8
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-2894-7
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-9742-5
- Series ISSN 1574-0455
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVI, 220
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Cross Cultural Psychology
Climate Change/Climate Change Impacts
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From the reviews:“This book presents evidence on the likely psychosocial and mental health impacts of climate change, as well as mental health recommendations for prevention, preparedness, and response. The intended audiences include mental health professionals, researchers, humanitarian workers, policy makers, and students in these fields. Climate Change and Human Well-Being: Global Challenges and Opportunities is organized into three sections, with 11 chapters in total.” (Gregory H. Wilmoth, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 57 (15), April, 2012)