International and Cultural Psychology

Climate Change and Human Well-Being

Global Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Weissbecker, Inka (Ed.)

  • Discussion of environmental changes to effects on global attitudes and stress
  • Analysis of link between climate change and various populations around the world
  • Focus on effects of changes to specific communities and groups
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About this book

Although climate change is mainly caused in industrialized nations, the impact of climate change has spread across the globe, among developing countries and the world’s most vulnerable populations. While the public health effects of environmental degradation and the resulting natural disasters are well-known, less is understood about their mental health impact and psychosocial well-being, and what types of interventions may best minimize the damage.

Climate Change and Human Well-Being identifies the psychological responses and mental health impacts that accompany gradual environmental change and extreme weather events, and explains how climate change exacerbates existing inequities. Painstakingly researched, with extensive worldwide findings and instructive examples from the experiences of those affected by climate-change, this groundbreaking volume also examines the potential for collaboration among diverse sectors of society in responding to environmental crisis. Experts provide guidance for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the humanitarian aid community as they:

  • Explain the relationship between environmental crisis, socioeconomic stressors, and psychological distress .
  • Discuss the impact of acute and chronic extreme weather conditions on mental health and well-being.
  • Analyze the short-and long-term effects of climate change on specific populations, and environmental refugees.
  • Identify implications of climate change for peace, conflict, and stability.
  • Demonstrate the importance of cultural competence in relief efforts.
  • Include recommendations at the local, national, and global levels.

Climate Change and Human Well-Being offers cross-cultural psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and professionals in related fields a greater understanding of complex issues, and new opportunities to engage in the emerging dialogue within and across the disciplines.

About the authors

Inka Weissbecker International Medical Corps' global mental health and psychosocial advisor. She is currently working in South Sudan.

Please copy and paste the link below in your browser to read more about Dr. Weissbecker's interview on mental health services at the March 26-27 Royal Society of Medicine conference: "The world in denial: Global mental health matters."

http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/mental-illness-rates-can-double-in-crisis-but-get-little-donor-attention-health-expert

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“This book presents evidence on the likely psychosocial and mental health impacts of climate change, as well as mental health recommendations for prevention, preparedness, and response. The intended audiences include mental health professionals, researchers, humanitarian workers, policy makers, and students in these fields. Climate Change and Human Well-Being: Global Challenges and Opportunities is organized into three sections, with 11 chapters in total.” (Gregory H. Wilmoth, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 57 (15), April, 2012)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Climate Change and Human Well-Being

    Weissbecker, Inka

    Pages 1-15

  • The Threat of Climate Change: Psychological Response, Adaptation, and Impacts

    Reser, Joseph P. (et al.)

    Pages 19-42

  • Chronic Environmental Change: Emerging ‘Psychoterratic’ Syndromes

    Albrecht, Glenn

    Pages 43-56

  • Extreme Weather-Related Events: Implications for Mental Health and Well-Being

    Simpson, David M. (et al.)

    Pages 57-78

  • Humanitarian Crises: The Need for Cultural Competence and Local Capacity Building

    Weissbecker, Inka (et al.)

    Pages 79-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Human Well-Being
Book Subtitle
Global Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Inka Weissbecker
Series Title
International and Cultural Psychology
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-9742-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-9742-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-9741-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2894-7
Series ISSN
1574-0455
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 220
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