Discuss the effects of climate change on mental health and resilience.

Effects of climate change on mental health and resilience

Assumptions (to back up with existing research):
Climate change has unique impacts on mental health
Building resilience [presumably psychological] in the face of climate change is also distinct

Proposal changes (recommendations):
–Brainstorm several clear, precise research questions. You know your research will be ‘about’ climate change and resilience. How can you get more specific? What do you want to know that isn’t currently known?

–Remove “displacement” throughout

–Be detailed about who is the focus of study. In several places you indicate focusing on populations who are vulnerable in one or more ways. Economically vulnerable? Vulnerable due to lack of, or less-developed climate mitigation infrastructure? Populations in conflict zones? There are many different ways you can choose to frame your subject populations. I recommend using your sources and their choices to inform yours.

–Give background on what “resilience” means in this context. (This is going to show up in your Literature Review too. Go all in and this will pay off on the next assignment.)

–Methods: take it back to basics. Use simple, clear language. Based off your possible research questions, what information do you need to get and how will you work with it?
Methods that I recommend that you choose from:
*Secondary analysis using data from other people’s research (quantitative or quantitative) and remixing it to develop new insights. Quantitative is an option if you have access to one or more data sets from a prior study.
*Interview: you can interview subject experts, which includes both researchers and people doing applied work. For example, you could interview people at the Community Environmental Council (https://cecsb.org).
*Survey: you won’t deploy a survey (semester is too darn short) but can design an instrument specifically intended to collect data that doesn’t exist already in the literature.

–Anticipated Outcomes: the way this is written currently, it sounds like the intention is to design new interventions and strategies to promote resilience. You know from the background research that successful strategies and interventions already exist for many communities. From here, your anticipated outcomes can evolve to address known and specific needs.

What Project Type is this?

With Proposal Draft for Capstone she sent this message:
It’s clear that you’ve selected a topic about which you have solid background knowledge and a commitment to developing more Superb work on collecting and assessing sources.

Nicely detailed outline of the types of analysis for data. For the final proposal, please give more detail about which data you want to use? Is this data from one of the sources in your bibliography?

“Mental health” and “resilience”: the way these are defined, practiced, treated, etc. include significant cultural and socioeconomic factors. The final proposal is a good place to start defining where/who this study is for. Do you want to focus on groups with shared cultural features? Geography? If global, how to account for differences in the way that mental health and illness are construed? Are there practices in certain contexts which are proving successful, and could they be adapted to other contexts. In Anticipated Outcomes you mention displaced migrants – is this a sector you might want to focus on?

For the final proposal also, I’d like to know more about specifically what part of this big (and timely) topic you want to focus on. After combing through a handful of current research, what strikes you as less well understood that your work can help to illuminate? You could make the case for where future research should go. You could focus on strategies to proactively build resilience; or address mental health after a disaster event; or mental health among displaced people. Lots of options!

Last Completed Projects

topic title academic level Writer delivered