Psychology (PSYC) 465

Psychology of Sustainability (Revision 1)

PSYC 465 Course website

Permanently closed, effective April 20, 2017.

Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: PSYC 289, or PSYC 290, or an equivalent introductory psychology course.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Psychology 465: Psychology of Sustainability analyzes the problems of environmental sustainability from a psychological outlook and applies psychology to the solution of these problems.


  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: Behaviour Analysis I
  • Unit 3: Behaviour Analysis II
  • Unit 4: Social Psychology I
  • Unit 5: Social Psychology II
  • Unit 6: The Psychology of Environmental Stress and Restoration
  • Unit 7: Environmental Developmental Psychology
  • Unit 8: Humanistic Psychology
  • Unit 9: Solutions


To receive credit for PSYC 465, you must achieve a composite course grade of at least “D” (50 percent).  You must complete the nine unit quizzes and three assignments as well.

The final grade in Psychology 465: Psychology of Sustainability is determined by your performance on nine unit quizzes and three assignments.

Unit Quizzes Information Retrieval Bibliography Slide Presentation Total
18% 10% 20% 52% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Koger, S. M., & Winter, D. D. (2010). The psychology of environmental problems (3rd ed.). New York: Taylor & Francis Group.

Other Materials

All other materials are available online.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 1, November 24, 2011