Professor Clayton co-authors major study on climate anxiety among young people

Susan Clayton

Susan Clayton, Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology at The College of Wooster, is a contributor on a major paper that studies climate anxiety among young people. The study surveyed 10,000 young people, aged 16-25, in 10 countries, and found that nearly half of respondents said their feelings about climate change negatively affect their daily lives.

The study, titled “Young People’s Voices on Climate Anxiety, Governmental Betrayal and Moral Injury: A Global Phenomenon,” was published in recent days and has been cited by numerous media outlets around the world, including the BBC, ABC News and NPR.

Currently under peer review, it is the largest and most international survey of climate anxiety in young people to date.

Clayton, who has written extensively on the topic of climate anxiety, was featured this summer in an ABC News piece on the effect of climate change on mental health.

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