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effective control of energy-depleting behavior.

Environmental psychologists study the impact that environments – natural and urban – have on human inhabitants. How humans behave, interact, and make choices in the face of space and environmental events like global warming or geological or weather catastrophe is a burgeoning field of study. While responsibilities do vary from job to job, the following list has most of the tasks that an environmental psychologist will encounter in their work:

  • Review literature and data sets from a number of disciplines
  • Design studies that document people’s interaction with an aspect of the environment using various research methods, measurements, and data analysis
  • Construct and administer questionnaires
  • Quantify behavior using statistical tools and modelling
  • Report on findings of how environment affects human attitudes and behaviours either individually or as a population
  • Report on findings of how human attitudes and behaviours can impact the environment (i.e. global warming, public transit, and littering)
  • Present findings to internal and external stakeholders, policymakers, and the general public using clear non-technical language
  • Communicate with colleagues to stay abreast of discoveries within the field

Senior environmental psychology jobs tend to have more managerial or administrative components. They may have the following tasks in addition to tier-one responsibilities:

  • Supervise junior members of the team, as well as support staff
  • Mentor junior members of the team
  • Communicate with clients, colleagues, government officials, and stakeholders on various issues and policy development from local to international scope
  • Understand environmental regulations and how they may impact environmental psychology
  • Apply for funding
  • Control project budgets, timelines
  • Manage team communication and interaction for a positive work environment
  • Direct psychometrists
  • Oversee workspace, field resources, and materials procurement
  • Participate in interdisciplinary projects
  • Act as consultant in their field of expertise