1st Edition

Psychology of Sustainability and Sustainable Development in Organizations

Edited By Annamaria Di Fabio, Cary L. Cooper Copyright 2024
    254 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    254 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume answers calls for improving sustainability and sustainable development in organizations from a psychological point of view. It offers a range of perspectives on the current research in the psychology of sustainability and sustainable development to highlight effective ways of improving well-being and healthy sustainable development in organizations.

    Section 1 introduces the concept of the psychology of sustainability and sustainable development as well as macro topics of related issues in organizations. Section 2 focuses on themes traditionally recognized in organizational psychology literature, such as performance, negotiation, leadership, resistance to change, innovation, and digital transformation. Section 3 presents variables to enhance sustainability and sustainable development in organizations and considers levels of prevention. Topics include humor awareness as a primary prevention resource in organizations, intrapreneurial self-capital as an individual preventative strength, compassion within organizations, perfectionism as an inhibitor in organizational contexts, and job crafting from individual to collaborative to organizational, meaningfulness and sustainable careers.

    With a clear psychological focus on the topic of leading sustainability efforts, this book will be of great interest to students and academics who want to learn more about corporate sustainability. It is also a useful resource for business executives, team leaders and managers.


    E. Kevin Kelloway

    SECTION 1: Conceptual Frameworks and Themes

    1. The Psychology of Sustainability and Sustainable Development and Wellbeing in Organizations

    Annamaria Di Fabio and Cary L. Cooper

    2. Psychology of Sustainability and Sustainable Development in Organizations: Empirical Evidence from Environment to Safety to Innovation and Future Research

    Marc A. Rosen and Annamaria Di Fabio

    3. Climate Change Denial: Causes, Consequences, and Cure

    Jona Leka and Adrian Furnham

    4. From Precarious Jobs to Sustainable Livelihoods

    Stuart C. Carr, Darrin Hodgetts, Veronica Hopner, Pita King, James H. Liu, Molefe Maleka, Ines Meyer, Minh Hieu Nguyen, Johan Potgieter, Mahima Saxena and Charles L. Tchagnéno

    5. Decent Work and Decent Lives in Organizations for Healthy Lives

    Maureen E. Kenny and Annamaria Di Fabio

    SECTION 2: Psychology of Sustainability and Sustainable Development in the Context of Organizational Behavior

    6. Human Capital Sustainability Leadership and Healthy Organizations: Its Contribution to Sustainable Development

    Annamaria Di Fabio and José María Peiró

    7. Driving Sustainable Development Transformations with Emotional Leadership

    Thomas A. Norton, Neal M. Ashkanasy and Jo da Silva

    8. Organizational Change towards Sustainability: From Ambition to Impact through Mindsets and Communities of Practice

    Olga Tregaskis, James Graham, Marijana Baric, Viki Harvey, Duncan Maguire, George Michaelides, Rachel Nayani and David Watson

    9. The Psychology of Employee Owners: Why Launching New Employee Ownership Schemes Can Signal Organizational Resilience During Crises?

    Aneesh Banerjee, Joseph Lampel and Ajay Bhalla

    SECTION 3: Prevention in the Context of the Psychology of Sustainable Development in Organizations

    10. Towards a Sustainable and Supportive Email Culture

    Jean-Francois Stich

    11. Humor Awareness as a Primary Prevention Resource in Organizations for Sustainable Development

    Georgia Marunic, Chloe Lau, Willibald Ruch, Annamaria Di Fabio and Donald H. Saklofske

    12. Perfectionism as a Critical Disadvantage for Sustainable Development in Organizational Contexts

    Donald H. Saklofske, Annamaria Di Fabio, Andrea Svicher and Martin M. Smith

    13. Job Crafting for Sustainable Career Development

    Ana Laguía, Juan A. Moriano and Gabriela Topa


    Annamaria Di Fabio is Full Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at The University of Florence, Italy, and an elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP).

    Sir Cary L. Cooper is 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK, and Chair of the National Forum for Health & Wellbeing at Work. He was knighted by the Queen for contributions to the social science.