Psychology Day at the United Nations is a celebration of psychology in the context of the United Nations. It provides an opportunity for psychology to share with U.N. Permanent Missions, U.N. agencies, NGOs and the private sector the activities of psychologists at the U.N. and the role of psychology in addressing concerns of global importance. Psychology Day also introduces psychologists and psychology students to psychology's current and potential involvement in U.N. activities and issues.

at the United Nations

Conference Title, Theme, and Panels


Climate Change: Psychological Interventions
Promoting Mitigation and Adaptation
DATE: Thursday, 12 April 2018
TIME: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
PLACE: Conference Room 2
United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY


This program will consider ways that psychological theory, research and practice can mitigate against the deleterious impact that climate change and natural disasters have on individuals globally, address the human and systemic challenges climate change presents, help to develop resilient individuals and societies, and facilitate the
attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. Speakers will include:


Speakers will include:

  • Susan Clayton, PhD, College of Wooster, Presentation Title: The Role of Psychology in Responding to Climate Change
  • Daniel Dodgen, PhD, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Presentation Title: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events:  The Impact on Mental Health and Well Being
  • Irina Feygina, PhD, Climate Central, LLC, Presentation Title: Psychological Contributions to Overcoming Disengagement and Fostering Compelling Solutions to Climate Change
  • Paul C. Stern, PhD, Social and Environmental Research Institute, Presentation Title: Changing the Behaviors that Drive Climate Change:  What People Need to Understand, and How to Promote Change

Thank you to the speakers, organizers, and attendees of the 10th Annual Psychology Day

held on Thursday, April 12th, 2018.

The webcast of the conference is now available online at UN Web TV



We thank you for your participation and hope to see you next year!

Psychology Day 2018 Save-the-Date
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Psychology Day 2018 Program
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Psychology Day 2018 Press Release
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Psychology Day 2018 Speaker Presentation Slides
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