Conservation psychology is the scientific study of the reciprocal relationships between humans and the rest of nature, with a particular focus on how to encourage conservation of the natural world.
This applied field uses psychological principles, theories, or methods to understand and solve issues related to human aspects of conservation.
Conservation Psychology is also the actual network of researchers and practitioners who work together to understand and promote a sustainable and harmonious relationship between people and the natural environment.
This site is intended to serve as a central location for research and practice associated with Conservation Psychology. It contains background information, a growing list of social scientists contributing to this field, and key resources. Future phases of the website are planned, including more information from practitioners.
Because the field of Conservation Psychology is in its formative stages, we welcome your input. Please suggest materials to add to the website and join the “Listserve.”
Connect with other researchers and practitioners on the Conservation Psychology Listserve