Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Megan Doherty 

BSc [Hons] Applied Psychology

I am a 22 year old psychology student hoping to proceed into educational or developmental psychology in my postgraduate studies. I have a great interest in climate, the effects of the recent pandemic and gender differences and the effects of these subjects on the future.

Project Description

My thesis investigated climate change inaction and pro-environmental behavior post the COVID 19 Pandemic.

Project Objectives

The objectives of my project were to assess whether there had been an increase in pro-environmental behavior or climate change inaction post the covid-19 pandemic and to investigate gender differences in pro-environmental behavior and climate change inaction.

Project Outcomes

My project outcomes were the following: statistically significant results between gender and pro-environmental behavior with females scoring significantly higher than males, there also appeared to be a significant increase in climate change inaction post the covid-19 pandemic in both males and females.

Thesis Title

Investigating Levels of Climate Change Action and Pro-Environmental Behavior Post the Covid-19 Pandemic