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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
The Educational and Developmental Psychologist

For a Special Issue on
Climate Crisis

Manuscript deadline
30 September 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Doug Lombardi, University of Maryland
[email protected]

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Climate Crisis

Human activities have caused widespread, adverse impacts on Earth’s climate systems. Aptly called the climate crisis, severe, pervasive, and irreversible impacts are occurring caused by deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions from industrialization. Tasked with addressing this crisis, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change calls for complementary strategies resulting in mitigation of and adaptation to Earth’s rapidly changing climate. Education and human development play a fundamental role in mitigating and adapting to this current climate crisis.

In response, the Educational and Developmental Psychologist (EDP) will host a special issue on the Climate Crisis to be published in January 2022.

The special issue aims to showcase educational and developmental psychology research addressing the current global climate crisis, both from the perspectives of mitigation and adaption.

Research topics will include:

  • psychosocial impacts of the current climate crisis related to education and human developmental contexts
  • children’s, adolescent’s, and adult’s (including, students, teachers, and the general public) values, attitudes, beliefs, and/or knowledge of the current climate crisis
  • critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning about mitigation and adaption to a rapidly changing climate
  • educational and human developmental measures and interventions to gauge and promote collaboration, equity, and agency to productively address the current climate crisis at local, regional, and global scales
  • relations between the individual, social, and cultural contexts in educational and human developmental contexts that promote or hinder understanding and action in response to rapidly changing climate
  • children and adolescents coping with climate uncertainty, including student-led activism and agency to mitigate and adapt to climate change

Special Issue Editor:

Dr Doug Lombardi, University of Maryland, [email protected]

Submission Instructions

All manuscripts should subscribe to the manuscript submission guidelines.

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