Transformational Media Lab Director Beth Karlin is a featured contributor in the recently published volume of Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices, edited by Debra Rowe. Designed to increase understanding, inform actions, enrich academic assignments, and enhance research, this volume is a reference work intended to meet the needs of students and educators in high schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges, as well as the interested layperson. Aimed at readers who are not experts in the field, the material presents and analyzes the underpinnings of the multi-disciplinary concept of sustainability. A two-volume encyclopedia containing more than 130 signed entries, Achieving Sustainability covers economic and environmental ideas, as well as governance, demographic, and socio-cultural aspects of the concept.
Karlin’s contribution on “Attitudes and Behaviors” discusses the role of human attitudes and behavior in both contributing to and combatting climate change; sections include risk perception, the attitude-behavior relationship, barriers to sustainable behavior, and interventions to change behavior.
Karlin, B. Attitudes and Behaviors. Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices. Ed. Debra Rowe. Detroit: Macmillan, 2014.