at the United Nations

Conference Title, Theme, and Panels


Climate Change: Psychological Interventions
Promoting Mitigation and Adaptation

DATE: Thursday, 12 April 2018


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
  • Irina Feygina, PhD, Climate Central, LLC, Presentation Title: Psychological Contributions to Overcoming Disengagement and Fostering Compelling Solutions 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
  • 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

Registration is required, as space is limited.


Please check the website for details about registration and view the video below for further details. For specific inquiries about registration, email unpsychday@gmail.com.


Accommodations for individuals with accessibility needs are as follows: Visitor's approaching the UN gate should plan to stop on the left side of the steps. Volunteers will be stationed there to greet visitors. The volunteers will provide a visitor's pass that is necessary to gain entry to the UN grounds. Visitor's may then proceed to the security gate by using the stairs or a ramp that is located to the right of the stairs leading to the grounds. Once past the gate, there are no steps on the way to an elevator. Volunteers will be stationed along the way to the conference room and will show you to the lower floor where the conference room is located. Once in the conference room, volunteers will make certain that anyone with disabilities will be seated on the ground floor of the conference room. If you will be requiring special seating, please let the volunteers know.

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

held on Thursday, April 20th, 2017.

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 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.

Psychology Day 2018 Save-the-Date
Psychology Day 2018 Save-the-Date
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