PSY3151 - Environmental Communication


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 A

Course content

The course gives an introduction to environmental psychology and provides the basics in this field. Basic psychological mechanisms of decision-making, behaviour change, perception of environmental problems, and environmental communication are introduced and applied to real world challenges. Environmental psychological intervention techniques are presented. Environmental behaviour is analysed on different levels, namely the individual, household, group and company level. Furthermore, differences between environmentally relevant actions on different levels are analysed (every day behaviour to big investments).

Learning outcome

- The student has an advanced understanding of relevant theories, empirical studies and methods within the field of environmental psychology. - The student has thorough knowledge about communication processes and tools in relation to environmental challenges. - The student has a specialized deeper understanding within a self-selected field of environmental psychology. - The student is capable of analyzing and reflecting about different problems/research questions within environmental psychology based on conceptualizations and theoretical models. - The student has experience with how to use theories and empirical studies from the field of environmental psychology to analyze, reflect, think critical and solve both theoretical and practical problems within environmental communication. - The student is able to develop relevant research questions and write an independent theoretical term paper. - The student is able to search for literature in the central databases in order to choose scientific relevant literature. - The student is able to perform an independent good oral and written presentation of theories and empirical studies in the field of environmental psychology. - The student is able to exercise a critical, analytical and innovative approach applicable to knowledge and practice within environmental psychology and communication. - The student is able to use his or her expertise and skills in new fields in order to answer new problems in the environmental domain. - The student is able to reflect, communicate and present technical problems, and analyze and conclude within the field.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group work, supervision. Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation of group work

Further on evaluation

Approved compulsory activity is valid if you sit for a new examination.

Required previous knowledge

A bachelor's degree, or equivalent.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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