You are encouraged to reserve classes online and you do not need a credit card to do so.

However, you may also call to reserve your classes. (Registration and reserving a class are the same thing.)

Call 621-3551 and leave your name & phone number. An office volunteer will return your call and help you.

2021 Spring


Registration begins March 1

How to Talk About Climate Change
and Keep Your Friends

Instructor: Chuck Acker

Thursdays • 8 classes – 3/18-5/6 • 9:00 AM

Class size 5-24 students
24 seats remaining
Location: Zoom

This course will address the ideological divide in this country, particularly regarding climate change, and more generally, political issues. Hopefully, by delving into psychological and social processes, our classes will help us to more empathetically deal with the position of the “other guy.” Students will be furnished with a syllabus (course guide) which describes basic principles of cognitive psychology as it applies to controversial subjects and a rich store of opinions, viewpoints and understandings pertinent to the nation’s ideological divisions.

In lieu of tuition, students are asked to purchase a textbook. Students should order the textbook as soon as possible after registering for the course.

What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming:Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action by Per Espen Stoknes, April 2015

The textbook may be obtained directly from Chelsea Green Publishing, 85 North Main St., Suite 120, White River Junction, VT 05001;   802-295-6300
OR at the ISBN Search link. Contact the UMASC office if you need help.

Charles Acker holds a PhD in clinical and physiological psychology from UCLA to help him understand belief systems and mind-body relationships. In the distant past he worked with community leaders, interested older citizens, Senior College Network promoters and key UMA personnel to help bring Senior College to Augusta.