Cross-cultural environmental psychology
CERSS Colloquium | 2017.10.12

Date & Time : 2017. 10. 12 (Thu) 13:00-15:00

Location: Hokkaido University, Faculty of Letters, room E304

Participants: Masaki Yuki, Susumu Ohnuma, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Masanori Takezawa, Ayaka Takimoto, and other 19 participants (total 24 participants)

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Taciano L. Milfont (Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Title: Cross-cultural environmental psychology

Abstract: The fundamental interconnectedness between humans and the natural environment cannot be overstated. Human societies have always had to adapt to and change their surrounding environments in order to survive. However, the unprecedented scale and cumulative impact of human actions on the natural environment now threaten the balance of the world’s ecosystem. To address these threats, we must work collectively to solve environmental problems and to adapt to our changing world. These solutions will require conservation efforts involving individuals within and across national and cultural boundaries. In this talk, I will argue that the way individuals relate to the natural environment is culturally patterned, and will then provide an overview of my ongoing research program taking a cross‐cultural perspective to understand and address environmental issues.



Asuka Murata, Assistant Professor of Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences
e-mail: asukamurata"at"lynx.let.hokudai.ac.jp