Keynote speakers

Christian A. Klöckner: Can visual art make people care about the climate? Findings from the climart project.

Christian A. Klöckner is Professor in Social Psychology and Quantitative Research Methods at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social

and Educational Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Klöckner studied psychology with a specialization in environmental psychology at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, where

he also took his PhD - a project regarding the impact of habits on means of transport. He is an Associate Professor at NTNU and has a professor's degree in Social Psychology and Quantitative Research Methods. In addition, he is the research director at the Department of Psychology and the contact person in the research group "Consumption, Environment and Traffic". His research has focused on sustainable consumer behavior, psychological factors related to climate change and models/interventions to change behavior.

He will be speaking about how visual art can contribute to communications about climate change, such as visualizations of climate problems and p

ersonalizing the experiences people have with climate change, and why this contribution to the climate change discourse is important. The title of the presentation is: Can visual art make people care about the climate? Findings from the climart project.


Jos F. Brosschot: Chronic stress and the environment: a view from the Generalized Unsafety Theory of Stress

Jos F. Brosschot is Professor by Special Appointment of Psycho-physiological Mechanisms of Stress in Daily Life at Leiden University.

While obtaining his psychology degree Prof.dr. Brosschot focused on the aspects of clinical, health, neuropsychology perseverative cognition and

stress. During his PhD from Utrecht University in cooperation with psychologists and immunologists, he proved as one of the first that stress is affecting the immune system. After the conduction of his PhD he worked at the University of Amsterdam. He has furthermore been working at the University of Leiden institute of Psychology since 1998 to the current date. Jos Brosschot's research has over the years always focused on the mechanisms that are responsible for the psychsomatic effects of the mind on the body. He has performed various laborato

ry and field projects regarding the relations between worrying, heart activity and physical complaints. Prof.dr. Brosschot innovational research has resulted in various grants during his carrier so fare. The Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) grant and several grants from The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

Psychosocial stress has been classed as a worldwide epidemic by the World Health Organization and, according to various scientific sources, half of all sick days are taken due to stress and around two thirds of visits to the doctor are stress related. Prof.dr. Brosschot presentation at Inla

nd Norway University of Applied Sciences he will convey one of the most present issue of our time. The title of the presentation: Chronic stress and the environment: a view from the Generalized Unsafety Theory of Stress.