Human Land is now launching an intro trailer for Series 2, where we aim to explore how environmental psychology could support us for system change for healthy societies, with a socio-ecological perspective. Human-land is a podcast supported by the Department of People and Society at SLU Alnarp and produced by the SLU environmental psychology alumni network.
This episode is an introduction to Series Two provides an overview of what environmental psychology is, how it has formed through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives, and where we find ourselves today as a global society trying to meet planetary health needs and how environmental psychology can help provide a lens for system change.
The second series will include an international interdisciplinary perspective where we will analyse theory, interview experts in the fields, and explore lived experiences examined from the different levelv of Bronfenbrenners ecological systems theory through the healthy value of outdoor spaces.
Co-producers and co-hosts, Amanda Gabriel, from the Department of People and Society at SLU, from the SLU Teaching Synergy Forum and HUB Coordinator from SLU Urban Futures, and Hannah Arnett, Independent researcher in health inovation projects, from the environmental psychological network, are in conversation to discuss how an analysis of an environmental psychology lens at different systems levels from a Microsystem, Mesosystem, Exosystem, Macrosystem, Chronosystem perspective. Of course, we are unlikely to find one answer, but we hope the exploration of topics will widen a view globally, in an accessible way, on how we can study individuals and groups interactions in social, cultural and physical settings, to find meaning and practical solutions for changing systems in context of creating healthier societies, through the value of outdoor spaces.