Arquivo por etiquetas: Congreso Europeo de Psicología Ambiental ICEP-2017

Libro de Resúmenes del Congreso de Psicología Ambiental ICEP2017

La Conferencia Internacional de Psicología Ambiental (ICEP2017), organizada por el Grupo de Investigación Persona-Ambiente de la Universidade da Coruña, en coordinación con la División de Psicología Ambiental de la Asociación Internacional de Psicología Aplicada (IAAP), reúne investigadores que se centran en el estudio de las interacciones entre las personas y sus entornos físicos y los efectos que uno tiene en el otro.
La Conferencia ICEP 2017, celebrada en la facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidade da Coruña los días 30 y 31 de agosto y 1 de septiembre de 2017,  fue un lugar de encuentro, debate e interacción en torno a la ciencia y la práctica de la Psicología Ambiental y tiene como objetivo facilitar el intercambio científico y la comunicación de última generación sobre temas de Psicología Ambiental.
ICEP 2017 se centró en el tema “Teorías del cambio en las transiciones de sostenibilidad y la innovación social” para promover el debate sobre desarrollos teóricos de vanguardia y estudios empíricos recientes sobre los factores individuales y sociales que tienen un impacto en transiciones suficientemente rápidas hacia la sostenibilidad , y en la mayoría de los modelos de innovación social prometedores que pueden abordar los problemas perversos del cambio climático, la desigualdad, la alienación social y la disminución del bienestar humano.
El Instituto Xoan Vicente Viqueira colabora con la organización ICEP2017 editando una publicación de la versión impresa del Libro de resúmenes, que recoge los abstracts de las 329 contribuciones seleccionadas, estructuradas en 31 sesiones y 25 simposios, y un total de 45 pósters.
La versión digital (PDF) del Libro de Resúmentes del congreso ICEP 2017 está dispponible para descarga en el siguiente link: 

Richard Wener: Can Detention Be Humane and Sustainable?

Keynote by Richard Wener, New York University, USA, at the International Conference of Environmental Psychology ICEP-2017, A Coruña, 30, 31 August, 1st September 2017. 

Richard Wener, PhD, is Professor of Environmental Psychology, and head of the Sustainable Urban Environments program at the Tandon School of Engineering of New York University. He is a fellow and past president of Division 34 of the American Psychological Association, and received the Career and Distinguished Service Awards from the Environmental Design Research Association and the Distinguished Scholar Research Award from the International Corrections and Prisons Association.

Can Detention Be Humane and Sustainable?

Perhaps the most profound act a state can take – one that can be both legal and common – is to take away a person’s freedom, yet many millions remain locked up every day. Only in prisons are people kept for long periods of time in conditions that so significantly violate basic notions of our rights and who we are.

We lose control over uses of space as basic as determining where and with whom we sleep, when we can rise, eat, bathe, read, work and recreate. Notions of privacy we learn from childhood are largely eliminated, including our ability to enter or leave a social situation, to dress, clean or toilet out of sight of others. Moreover, the above describes normal conditions (“general population”) and does not touch on more extreme situations, such as solitary confinement.

One hopes that legal jurisdictions commit people to such conditions only when other options fail, and with the most careful thought and consideration, but we know this is not the case many places and many times.

Prisons can also have a profound impact on the sustainability of communities. They can change the definition and image of a town as place names get forever associated with the local penitentiary. They may use inordinate amounts of precious and scarce resources, such as potable water, and sometimes, in exchange, return sewage and other sources of pollution.

This talk will use evidence-based understanding and value-based principles to discuss how prisons can be designed and run to meet international standards of humane treatment, be safe and secure, allow for possibilities for offering services that can lead to positive outcomes, and do so while maintaining sustainable models of design and operation.


Winnifred Louis: What the Rise of Right-wing Populism Means for Transitions towards Sustainability?

Keynote by Winnifred R. Louis, University of Queensland, Australia, at the International Conference of Environmental Psychology ICEP-2017, A Coruña, 30, 31 August, 1st September 2017. 

Winnifred R. Louis (PhD McGill, 2001) is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. Her research interests focus on the influence of identity and norms on social decision-making. She has studied this broad topic in contexts from politics and community activism to health and environmental choices. Winnifred is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals and book chapters, and she has been awarded over $1m of competitive grant funding. She also works with Green organisations, politicians, and conservation biologists to promote effective environmental advocacy.

Unprecedented Disasters and Environmental Emergencies: What the Rise of Right-wing Populism Means for Transitions towards Sustainability, and What We Should Do Next

The rise of right-wing populism has seen a vigorous destruction of institutions, regulations and programs to mitigate climate change and to promote sustainability. Around the world, the rise in power of new right-wing movements has provoked a sense of crisis among environmentalists. In this talk I will discuss what I think we did right, what we got wrong, and what we need to do next.

I will present environmental behaviour as a property of groups as well as individuals, and I will argue that many environmentalists have ignored group processes that are well known, predictable and fundamental. This neglect has greatly undermined our persuasive efforts with political opponents.

I approach the topic as a social psychologist who studies decision-making in conflict, and I argue that by employing tactics known to create backlashes in conflict, environmentalists co-create variants of reactionary partisanship. Partisanship on environmental issues means that climate scepticism and indifference to sustainability become badges of political ideology, with profound negative consequences for the planet whenever conservatives come to power. Yet this dynamic is not inevitable.

I present a series of studies linking decisions made by individuals with group identities and norms (groups’ standards or rules), and demonstrating particular forms of positive persuasion vs. toxic backlash. The key problem that I identify across the studies is that persuasive messages that work for true believers are ineffective or counter-productive with opponents.

I close with five key recommendations for change in our approach: now that we have built a sense of problem recognition and motivation on our side of the political fence, we must change tactics to foster those beliefs and motivations among other voters and citizens. The social psychology of group processes and intergroup relations provides tools for new bipartisan transitions towards sustainability.


La Universidade da Coruña acoge el Congreso Europeo de Psicología Ambiental ICEP-2017

El Instituto Xoán Vicente Viqueira colabora en la organización del congreso Internacional de Psicología Social “Teorías de Cambio e Innovación social y Transiciones hacia la Sostenibilidad”

Ricardo García Mira, Profesor de la Universidade da Coruña y presidente del Instituto de Estudos e Investigación Psicosocial Xoan Vicente Viqueira, inauguró el Congreso Europeo de Psicología Ambiental  ICEP2017 “Theories of change and social innovation in transitions towards sustainability”, que reúne los días 30, 31 de agosto y 1 de septiembre, en A Coruña a más de 300 científicos procedentes de todas partes del mundo.

Adina Dumitru & Ricardo García MiraTras el acto inaugural, Ricardo García Mira y Adina Dumitru impartieron la ponencia inauguralPromoting sustainable lifestyles, social innovation and wellbeing in Europe: lessons from three large-scale interdisciplinary projects en la que recorrieron los más de 20 años de investigación del Grupo de Investigación Persona-Ambiente, cuyos resultados contribuyen actualmente a la estrategia de innovación de la UE sobre “estilos de vida y economía verde” y serán transferidos a la acción política en materia de Cambio Climático. 

García Mira y Dumitru presentaron resultados de los proyectos europeos LOCAW (Low Carbon At Work), GLAMURS (Green Lifestyles), TRANSIT (Tranformative Social Innovation) e introdujeron un avance del proyecto CONNECTING NATURE, un proyecto Horizonte 2020 que acaba de comenzar su andadura, con una duración de 5 años.

En la sesión inaugural  del congreso  participaron también Wesley Schultz (Presidente de la División de la Asociación Internacional de Psicología Ambiental), Julio Abalde (Rector de la Universidade da Coruña), Maria Gomez (Teniente de Alcalde, Ayuntamiento de A Coruña, Ricardo Garcia Mira (Presidente del Comité Organizador del Congreso) y Manuel Peralbo (Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación).

Ponentes invitados (invited keynotes): 

Immo Fritsche,  University of Leipzig, Germany. Lecture: Collective Problems Require Collective Answers: A Social Identity Model of Pro-Environmental Action

Winnifred R. Louis, University of Queensland, Australia. Lecture: Unprecedented Disasters and Environmental Emergencies: What the Rise of Right-wing Populism Means for Transitions towards Sustainability, and What We Should Do Next

Linda Steg, University of Groningen, Netherlands. Lecture: Understanding intrinsic motivation to engage in pro-environmental actions

Richard Wener, New York University, USA. Lecture: Can Detention Be Humane and Sustainable?

Enric Pol, University of Barcelona, Spain. Lecture: Sustainability, learned helplessness and empowerment. Revisiting the challenges for environmental psychology.


El Comité Organizador del Congreso está compuesto por los miembros del Grupo de Investigación Persona-Ambiente de la Universidade da Coruña: Ricardo García Mira, Adina Dumitru, Isabel Lema Blanco, Octavio Salvador Ginez (Universidad Autónoma de México),  Helena Martínez Cabrera, Francisco Rey Vizoso, Mariana Baldoino (Universidade Federal do Amazonas) y Mª Pilar García de la Torre. 


El Comité Científico del Congreso está compuesto por los siguientes profesores/as e investigadores/as de ámbito internacional:

Adina Dumitru – University of A Coruña, Spain

Birgitta Gatersleben University of Surrey, UK

Charles Vlek – University of Groningen, Netherlands

Clare Twigger-Ross – Collingwood Environmental Planning, UK

Henk Staats Leiden University, Netherlands

Edward Edgerton – University of West Scotland, UK

Florian G. Kaiser  – Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany

Fridanna Maricchiolo – University of Roma, Italy

Gabriel Muiños – University of La Laguna, Spain

Giuseppe Carrus University of Rome, Italy

Isabel Lema Blanco University of A Coruña, Spain

Jennifer Senick Rutgers Center for Green Building, USA

Linda Steg University of Groningen, Netherlands

Marino Bonaiuto – University of Rome, Italy

Oliver Arnold – Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany

Maria Johansson – Lund University, Sweden

Patrick Devine-Wright – University of Exeter, UK

Petra Schweizer-Ries – Hochschule Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Ricardo García Mira University of A Coruña, Spain

Silvia Collado – University of Zaragoza, Spain

Tony Craig – The James Hutton Institute. Aberdeen, UK

Taciano Milfont – Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Patricia Ortega Andeane – National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Siegmar Otto – Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany