Photo (Adapted): Jonas Bengtsson he news is full of stories like these: The most powerful hurricane in history hits Mexico. California endures a record-breaking drought. 2015 is on track to be the warmest year ever recorded. These stories make us think about climate change, and public concern is growing—the majority of Americans believe climate change is […]
About Susan Clayton
Susan Clayton is Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology and Chair of Environmental Studies at the College of Wooster. She has a Ph.D. in social psychology from Yale University, and is the president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Clayton is an author or editor of Conservation Psychology: Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature (with Gene Myers; 2nd edition 2015), the Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology (2012) and Identity and the Natural Environment (2003, with Susan Opotow), among other books. Her research focuses on the human relationship with the natural world, how it is socially constructed, and how it can be utilized to promote environmental concern.