Class Psychology of Sustainable Behaviour and Social Responsibility

  • Presentation


    The aim of this course is to provide students with a theoretical and methodological framework for understanding the human dimension of the causes and consequences of today's environmental and social problems. Emphasis is placed on the role of economic activity and the social contexts of human consumption and behavior in sustainable development. It is also intended that students know psychological knowledge-based intervention methodologies that can address these problems, facilitating integration into multidisciplinary teams, particularly in the area of marketing.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    A. Global Issues and Social Responsibility

    1. Overview of global environmental and social issues
    2. Human dimension of sustainability
    3. Social responsibility of organizations
    4. Impacts and relationship with the community

    5. Ethics in organizations

    B. Sustainable Behavior

    1. Sustainable behavior concept
    2. Sustainable values, attitudes and behaviors
    3. Lifestyles and sustainable consumption
    4. Socio-normative determinants of sustainable behavior
    5. Intervention strategies and promotion of consumption and sustainable behavior

  • Objectives


    Students should develop the following skills:

    - Analyze and understand the human dimension of the causes and consequences of environmental and social problems.

    - Understand and discuss the role of economic activity and social responsibility of organizations in sustainable development.

    - Define responsible consumption and sustainable behavior and distinguish their psychosocial determinants

    - Know and apply the approaches and intervention techniques in the promotion of sustainable behavior.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The UC adopts a methodology based on the exposition of theoretical contents and the analysis of theoretical or empirical texts, complemented by case analysis.

  • References


    Agudelo, M. A., Jóhannsdóttir, L., & Davídsdóttir, B. (2019). A literature review of the history and evolution of corporate social responsibility. International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility,4:1.

    Aragonés, J. I. & Amérigo, M. (Eds) (2010). Psicología ambiental. (3rd Ed). Pirámide.

    Boatright, J. R. (2014). Ethics and the Conduct of Business (7th Ed). Pearson.

    Costa, M. A., Santos, M. J., Seabra, F. M., & Jorge F. (Orgs.) (2011), Responsabilidade social: Uma visão ibero-americana. Editora Almedina.

    Soczka, L. (Ed.) (2005). Contextos humanos e psicologia ambiental. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

    Steg, L., Van den Berg, A. E., & De Groot, J. I. (2012). Environmental psychology: An introduction. Wiley-Blackwell.

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