Department/Affiliation: Psychology; Environmental StudiesPhone: 330-263-2565Office Address: 107 MorganEmail: SClayton@wooster.eduWeb Site: Susan Clayton
My research encompasses three threads, which sometimes intersect. Most importantly, I consider myself to be a conservation psychologist: interested in understanding and promoting a healthy relationship between humans and nature. Much of my recent work has been in zoos, where a wide and diverse range of people come to interact with wild animals. A second interest concerns identity – the ways in which people define themselves. I developed an Environmental Identity (EID) Scale to assess the degree to which the natural environment plays an important part in the way in which people think about themselves. Finally I also maintain a strong interest in the psychology of justice: how people define what is fair and how they respond to perceived injustice. Environmental challenges present an interesting and important context for examining perceptions of justice.
Areas of Study
Burton D Morgan Hall930 College MallWooster, OH 44691Phone: 330-263-2302Fax: 330-263-2276
1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691. (330) 263-2000
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