Robert G. Jones, PhD
A sustainable future requires more than just technological innovation. We must change the way we think and behave to avoid environmental catastrophe. The lessons of applied psychology are crucial in this endeavor.
In his newest book, Robert G. Jones combines insights from biological adaptation with a psychological analysis of the ways in which we identify problems, consider solutions, and take action.
He examines the complicated web of behaviors and motivations that underlie our sustainability problem, and identifies concrete actions social scientists, policymakers, and individuals can take to help transform ourselves, and our planet, for the better.
For centuries, human beings have transformed our physical environment to service our needs and desires. But today, thanks to the waste and depletion of natural resources and the looming threats of climate change, we must learn to adapt ourselves in order to create a sustainable planet for our children and grandchildren.
This book is written for scholars and students in environmental, applied, and evolutionary psychology, as well as a scholarly and advocacy audience in conservation, sustainability, and environmental studies.
Sustainable Solutions: The Climate Crisis and the Psychology of Social Action is available to buy from your local bookseller and online internationally from Amazon.
Robert G. Jones, PhD is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Missouri State University. He has consulted in organizational development and personnel decisions for over twenty-five years and has done public service work in community organizing for green space preservation and policy making for urban energy and growth management. His research and professional interests are in industrial and organizational psychology, and relate to management, prejudice, and ethical decision making.