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Positive Youth Development
in the Context of Climate Change

Research Project on Applied Psychology

"The theory of Positive Youth Development (...) specifies that if young people have mutually beneficial relations with the people and institutions of their socialworld, they will be on the way to a hopeful future marked by positive contributions to self, family, community, and civil society. Young people will thrive."

                                                        Lerner et al. (2005)*

* Lerner, R. M., Almerigi, J. B., Theokas, C., & Lerner, J. V. (2005). Positive Youth Development A View of the Issues. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 25(1), 10–16.


"For decades, environmental activists have argued against a view of nature that regards the biosphere as another kind of bank (…) Yet there is another compelling view (of nature) – one that brings a sense of balance, reciprocity and gratitude to human agency. (…) It promotes human flourishing while offering praise to the biosphere processes that make our lives possible (…)" 

                                                        Thomashow (2020)*

* Tomashow, M. (2020). To Know the World: A New Vision for Environmental Learning. The MIT Press

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