University of Oregon psychologist Paul Slovic and his son, University of Idaho Distinguished Professor of Environmental Humanities Scott Slovic, recently recorded a half-hour podcast for the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health series called Public Health On Call.
Their conversation focused on how psychology and literature help to explain public responses to COVID-19. Much of what Scott talked about concerns the environmental humanities in relation to the pandemic.
In 2015, Paul and Scott Slovic edited a book together, entitled Numbers and Nerves: Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data. Other contributors to the volume include Homero Aridjis and Betty Aridjis, Rick Bass, Annie Dillard, Bill McKibben, Robert Michael Pyle, Vandana Shiva, Sandra Steingraber, and Terry Tempest Williams.