I'm exhausted. For the last few days, I've been obsessed about writing a research proposal on the study of environmentalism from a cognitive science perspective. It may be an understatement to say that psychological science could offer some insights on how people conceive of environmental degradation and protection. And maybe psychology could provide some problem-solving solutions to this issue, whether it's through science education or through public policymaking. Anyway, because I can't stop thinking about environmentalism and cognition, I didn't go to bed until 4am this morning. Consequently, I can't think straight. But the good news is that now I have a working document to refine. The deadline is Nov. 6th, so there's still time to edit and craft this proposal. Wish me luck!
This blog initially began as a class project to 1) raise public awareness on the consumption of plastic bags; 2) apply students' statistical training and knowledge to a real-world issue in our community; and 3) instill a sense of personal responsibility that inspires behavioral, environmental, and economic changes.
The goal to conserve plastic bags has since evolved to include a multitude of environmental issues. Consequently, this blog largely chronicles a college professor's personal and professional journey to educate herself and others to live, work, and play in a sustainable fashion.