Thomas Doherty weekend Conservation Psychology course at Lewis & Clark Graduate School

After psychologist Thomas Doherty consulted about the Portland Airport’s new food waste diversion program in 2012, the "Sort It and Win" program became more popular with employees and results improved 59%.* Why did this happen?  Thomas applied some basic psychology principles to the program. If you are interested in learning more about the links between psychology, conservation, and sustainability, consider attending the Conservation Psychology course at Lewis & Clark Graduate School, October [...]

By | September 22nd, 2014|Ecopsychology, Events, Personal Sustainability, Workshop|0 Comments

Thomas Doherty Q/A featured in Portland Monthly Magazine Health

    Thomas Doherty was featured in the July Health Section of Portland Monthly Magazine and mentioned in Zach Dundas' editor's note, Living the Good Life, PDX-Style. Thomas discusses how connecting with nature make us healthier and that time outdoors correlates with mental health. Thomas talks about ecopsyhcology and personal sustainability which includes getting enough rest and exercise. Thomas [...]

June Workshop: Nature, Health, Access: The Restorative Effects of Nature

Nature, Health, Access: The Restorative Effects of Nature Date:  SAT June 28 Time:  9:00am PDT Location: Lewis & Clark, TBD Are there issues regarding access to healthy natural spaces in our community? How can we determine needs and solutions? This workshop will review some of the latest findings regarding the health benefits of green spaces and near-by [...]

Earth Day in the Here and (Long) Now

In Honor of Earth Day, a guest post from my colleague Darrin Gunkel —Thomas Doherty Photograph courtesy Terra/ASTER/NASA and NASA Earth Observatory Let’s wish everyone a Happy Earth Day, but carefully around environmentalists of a certain ilk. You may know the type: “Every day is Earth Day!” they’ll say, kind of like my [...]

By | April 22nd, 2014|Ecopsychology, Environmental Identity, Guest Blog|0 Comments

Happy Earth Day, Love Daddy and Mama

— A developmental perspective leads to insights about how to celebrate Earth Day with children, in ways that may lead to deeper connections and activities as they grow older. Inspired by my recent research and talks on "parenting and nature" and being more attentive to the presence and urgency of parent-child communications given my wife Chelsea's [...]

By | April 21st, 2014|Ecopsychology, Environmental Identity|0 Comments

Parenting With Nature in Mind with Thomas Doherty

Parenting With Nature in Mind Date: WED April 9 Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, South Chapel [Campus Overview ] | [Campus Map] | [Google Directions] Join Thomas Doherty, director of the Ecopsychology program at Lewis & Clark, for a public dialogue on the importance of nature in child development and ways families can cope with [...]

Thomas Doherty Animal Rights Talk — “Values about Animals”

Thomas Doherty discusses "Values about Animals" at the Lewis & Clark Human-Animal Studies Conference on January 25, 2014. How people think about and value other animals, and diversity of attitudes based on different value sets. Thomas Doherty, a professor of Psychology at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, will focus on basic values that [...]

By | February 4th, 2014|Ecopsychology, Events, Media, talk, video, Workshop|0 Comments

November 20th IFMA Luncheon: The Psychology of Sustainability Behavior

"The Psychology of Sustainability Behavior: Implications for Facilities Managers" November Luncheon, Presentation and Tour Presented by Thomas Joseph Doherty for the  IFMA - International Facility Management Association - Oregon & SW Washington Chapter DATE: WED NOV 20, 2013 TIME: 11:30am-1pm LOCATION: Port of Portland HQ 7200 NE Airport Way Portland, Oregon 97218 Session Description: This talk will [...]

WORKSHOP: Applying Classic Theories of Human Development in the Context of Nature and Social Justice

Applying Classic Theories of Human Development in the Context of Nature and Social Justice This interdisciplinary talk, suitable for counselors and educators, looks at some classic theories of human development in the modern context of people’s relationship to nature and other species. For example, we will integrate Piaget’s theory of cognitive development with educator David [...]

By | August 27th, 2013|Ecopsychology, Environmental Identity, Events, Workshop|0 Comments

Thomas Doherty on Radio New Zealand “Ideas”

from Sunday Morning on Sunday 17 March 2013 The idea that the environment has an impact on our physical health is indisputable - but what impact is environmental degradation having on our mental health? Can psychology offer insights into how to improve our environment? Ideas talks to Thomas Doherty, editor of the Ecopsychology journal; University of [...]