Division 4: Environmental Psychology

Welcome to Division 4: Environmental Psychology

Division 4 examines the reciprocal relations between people and the environment considered at all scales. Emphasis is upon enhancing human-environment relations by improving investment in the sensitive design of built settings (as with hospitals, housing, prisons, schools, workplaces, urban centers); by refining the integration of built and natural aspects of human environments (as with parks, pathways and other green infrastructure in cities); and by reducing negative impacts of human activity on the natural environment (as with climate change, loss of biodiversity, misuse of natural resources, and plastic pollution in the oceans).

President: Sabine Pahl

President-Elect: Marino Bonaiuto

Past President: Terry Hartig

The Journal of Environmental Psychology is affiliated with Division 4.  The journal serves individuals in a wide range of disciplines who have an interest in the scientific study of the transactions and interrelationships between people and their physical surroundings (including built and natural environments, the use and abuse of nature and natural resources, and sustainability-related behavior). The journal publishes internationally contributed empirical studies and reviews of research on these topics that include new insights.

The International Conference on Environmental Psychology (ICEP) is organized under the auspices of Division 4.  Conferences in this series take place biennially in odd-numbered years, and they ordinarily draw hundreds of researchers from dozens of countries around the world. Participants enjoy a welcoming and supportive context in which they can present and/or learn about the latest research on a wide range of topics, from psychologically informed climate change mitigation efforts to the sensitive design of offices and hospital rooms to the mental health benefits of nature experience. 

ICEP 2025:

The Environmental Psychology Research Centre (EPRC) team, in collaboration with the Institute of Psychology at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU), is delighted to invite you to the International Conference on Environmental Psychology (ICEP 2025), taking place in the picturesque city of Vilnius, Lithuania from 15th to 18th June 2025.

  • Host City: Vilnius, the European Green Capital for 2025, is honoured to be the venue for this international conference.
  • Important Dates: Mark your calendars for the enlightening sessions scheduled on 15-18 June 2025.
  • Conference Theme: Our collective focus will be on "Addressing environmental crisis in the face of geopolitical challenges." Current geopolitical events have presented urgent ecological concerns, demanding interdisciplinary efforts and thoughtful solutions.
  • Event Venue: Join us at the historic Taškius Education Centre of Science and Arts, located in the heart of the Vilnius Old Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The venue's rich history and architectural charm provide a unique backdrop for our collaborative discussions.
  • Accessibility: Vilnius is strategically located and is easily accessible by various forms of environmentally friendly transport, including efficient bus and train services. The airport services are also available – the airport is 15 minutes away from the city centre, offering connectivity to over 56 destinations. Detailed information on travel options will be provided, ensuring a smooth journey to and within the city.
  • Conference Website & Submission Deadlines: Stay tuned for the official conference website, launching in March 2024. All essential information about the event, including abstract submission deadlines, will be announced there.

We are thrilled to host ICEP in this part of Europe for the first time and look forward to your active participation in addressing the critical environmental challenges we face today.

Let's come together to explore solutions, share insights, and foster meaningful collaborations in the enchanting surroundings of Vilnius.

See you in June 2025!

Best Regards,

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee,

Audra Balundė (Co-chair) PhD, Head of Environmental Psychology Research Centre

Rita Žukauskienė (Chair) PhD, professor, Head of the Applied Psychology Research Laboratory

Contact: Official Conference Secretariat (PCO)

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