Bæredygtighed i et psykologisk perspektiv: Et psykologisk projekt om individet i relation til bæredygtighed i hverdagslivet

Pil Qvist Østergaard, Myrna Marie Møller-Rasmussen, Liva Maria Krog Pedersen & Vibeke Hybel Pedersen

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt



This study examines how parents with children between 0-18 years, understand sustainability in the late modern society, and how and to what degree sustainability affects their everyday lives.
The empirical data in this project is made up of interviews following a philosophical hermeneutical approach, with five parents living across Denmark.
Critical theory is used as a theoretical framework throughout the assignment and we use Svend Brinkmann and Hartmut Rosa to shed light on the individual psychological state in an accelerating society. We use Peter Kemps and Lisbeth Witthøfft Nielsens notion of barriers towards adjusting to sustainability, to link together Brinkmanns and Rosas theoretical analysis of the society as a whole, to the field of interest, this assignment engages in.
Our informants all felt an ambivalence in a greater or lesser extent, between what they find enjoyable in their lives and what they think they ought to do, in relation to living a sustainable life which led to difficulties in creating and maintaining a feeling of coherence in their lives and upholding a meaningful life. They all felt like they had to make too many choices in relation to sustainability and all of them felt a need for more knowledge and guidance according to living a sustainable life.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 maj 2019
Antal sider69
VejledereMichelle Sabine Steinmüller


  • Psykologi
  • kritisk psykologi
  • bæredygtighed
  • det meningsfulde liv
  • barrierer
  • omstilling
  • grøn omstilling
  • Hartmut Rosa
  • Svend Brinkmann
  • Peter Kemp
  • individet