Psychology and the EnvironmentSocial

A Clockwork Green

George Lundberg, Editor in Chief of Medscape General Medicine begins the short clip with an introduction of the speaker and topic.

Stephen Moffic, a professor of psychiatry, offers his perspective on why physicians and psychiatrists have not addressed the emotional, physiological, and behavioral effects of environmental issues. Moffic also notes a paradigm for social influence research and the importance of emotions in changing attitudes toward global warming.

According to Moffic, why do people tend to discount global warming despite having caused it and possessing the ability to prevent further degradation of the earth? Do you agree or disagree with his stance? Why?

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