Maria Ojala

Associate Professor, Örebro University, Sweden

Maria Ojala is Associate Professor of Psychology at Örebro University in Sweden. She is also one of the Research Directors of the Centre for Environmental and Sustainability Social Science (CESSS) at Örebro University. Maria is a CSSN Scholar in the Climate Social Science Network coordinated by Brown University, USA. Maria's main research interest is how young people think, feel, act, learn and communicate about global environmental issues, with a special focus on climate change. She has published articles on topics such as worry/anxiety about climate change and its links to civic engagement and subjective well-being, and on the importance of constructive hope and critical emotional awareness in learning and education for a sustainable future. Maria Ojala will take up a full professorship in socio-ecological resilience at the University of Oulu, Finland, in August 2024.

Position: Associate Professor, Örebro University, Sweden
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