Climate change, behavior change and health: A multidisciplinary, translational and multilevel perspective

Donald Edmondson, David Conroy, Rainer Romero-Canyas, Molly Tanenbaum, Susan Czajkowski

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Abstract

The climate crisis provides a critical new lens through which health and health behaviors need to be viewed. This paper has three goals. First, it provides background on the climate crisis, the role of human behavior in creating this crisis, and the health impacts of climate change. Second, it proposes a multilevel, translational approach to investigating health behavior change in the context of the climate crisis. Third, it identifies specific challenges and opportunities for increasing the rigor of behavioral medicine research in the context of the climate crisis. The paper closes with a call for behavioral medicine to be responsive to the climate crisis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-515
Number of pages13
JournalTranslational behavioral medicine
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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