Climate Concern Test
The American Psychological Association has identified climate anxiety as a new type of mental health phenomenon. Mental health studies from Greenland to Australia reveal a surge in people reporting anxiety, stress, or depression about the climate.
What is your level of climate concern? For each of the following statements, indicate your level of agreement below.
Question 1 of 15
My concern for the environment has prompted me to purposefully travel by train, bus, or boat when taking an airplane would have been easier.
The IDRlabs Climate Anxiety Test (IDR-CAT©) was developed by IDRlabs International. The IDR-CAT is based on scientific research regarding climate anxiety and related topics.
The IDRlabs Climate Anxiety Test was informed by recent research and additions to the psychological literature on the topic of climate anxiety. Climate anxiety can be defined as emotional distress due to climate change and ongoing destruction of the natural environment. The present test is unique because in addition to examining climate anxiety, this test also queries the presence of two other frequently correlated factors: climate depression (e.g., crying, sadness, lethargy) and climate activism (e.g., recycling, avoiding plastics, food choices). Higher levels of climate activism have been found to help alleviate some of the symptoms and experiences of related climate anxiety. IDRlabs International and the present IDRlabs Climate Anxiety Test are independent from other researchers, organizations, or institutions that have produced work in the areas of climate anxiety, depression, and/or activism.
The IDRlabs Climate Anxiety Test was created by professionals certified in the delivery and interpretation of numerous psychological measures, and who have worked in various areas of psychology including research methods, personality typology, and mental health. Free online tests such as the present climate test were developed for the purpose of providing individuals an informative and educational look at the psychological construct being measured; they should, therefore, not be misunderstood to be a conclusive answer regarding any aspect of one’s personality, psychological state, or personal beliefs. For more on climate anxiety, concern, depression, and activism, please see: American Psychological Association/ecoAmerica. (2014). Beyond storms & droughts: The psychological impacts of climate change and U.S. Global Change Research Program, (2016). The impacts of climate change on human health in the United States: A scientific assessment.
Though developed and validated by professionals, free online tests such as this are unable to provide professional psychological assessments, definitive test results, or personal recommendations of any kind; personalized test scores and accompanying personality snapshots provided by our free online climate test are provided “as-is.” For additional information about our climate anxiety test and our other free online psychological tests, please refer to our Terms of Service.