Dr. Kathryn Caldwell, assistant professor of psychology, teaches about the relevance of psychology to the lives of her students, encouraging them to become critical, “systems” thinkers and self-aware, caring citizens. Dr. Caldwell integrates issues of sustainability, challenging students to consider what motivates conservation behavior, how the natural world impacts wellbeing, and the impact of vocational and lifestyle choices on the community and environment. Her current research interests include the teaching systems thinking, the value of intergenerational learning, especially for solving problems of sustainable living, and the relationship between mindfulness and sustainable values and behaviors.
“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Spring 2014 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.
Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.
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