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The Psychology of Green Organizations$
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Jennifer L. Robertson and Julian Barling

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199997480

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.001.0001

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1 (p.3) Introduction
The Psychology of Green Organizations

Jennifer L. Robertson

Julian Barling

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces us to the book, which reflects on research on workplace pro-environmental behavior researched within the fields of organizational behavior and industrial-organizational psychology. Specifically, this chapter outlines the perils associated with climate change, the psychological underpinnings of the anthropogenic causes of climate change, and consequently the need for more research investigating how organizations can positively affect climate change through employee environmental initiatives. The chapter concludes by providing a synopsis of each section of the book and corresponding chapters.

Keywords:   climate change, industrial-organizational psychology, organizational behavior, organizations, workplace pro-environmental behavior

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