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Psychologist to Examine Personal Connections to Environment

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Susan Clayton will present the Fawl Psychology Lecture on Oct. 13. Her lecture is titled, "Psychology and Global Climate Change."

Susan Clayton, a social psychologist whose work examines how people think about and make personal connections to the environment, will deliver this year’s Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Clayton, a professor of psychology and chair of the environmental studies program at The College of Wooster, will deliver her lecture, “Psychology and Global Climate Change” on Tuesday, October 13 at 3 p.m. in Olin B Lecture Hall.

Clayton’s most recent research was conducted at zoos in France and China. Her lecture will focus on the complex, socially-mediated and emotionally significant relationship between human beings and the natural environment.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Olin B Lecture Hall is located inside the Olin Hall of Science, one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.

The Clifford Fawl Lecture honors the long-time professor and chair of Nebraska Wesleyan’s Psychology Department. The series brings in nationally-recognized speakers in the area of psychology.