Opening the Black Box of Psychological Processes in the Science of Sustainable Development: A New Frontier
Annamaria Di Fabio 1 * , Marc A. Rosen 2
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1 Department of Education and Psychology (Psychology Section), University of Florence, via di San Salvi, 12, Complesso di San Salvi, Padiglione 26, 50135 Firenze, ITALY2 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 0C5, CANADA* Corresponding Author


The psychology of sustainability and sustainable development represents a new research area in the field of Sustainability Science. It introduces a psychological perspective and enhances the trans-disciplinary framework that forms the foundation of Sustainability Science. Firmly establishing the psychology of sustainability and sustainable development as a research area means recognizing and integrating the value of psychology and the psychological approach in the construction of processes linked to sustainable development. Enriching sustainable development through opening the black box of psychological processes in support of sustainable development is a new and exciting frontier, that will likely lead to major developments and concrete advances for making development more sustainable in the 21st century and beyond.


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EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2018, Article No: 47

Publication date: 31 Oct 2018

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