Susan D. Clayton, a social psychologist whose work examines how people think about and make personal connections to the environment, delivered the keynote address in Preston Geren Auditorium at the Oct. 24, 2011 Texas A&M College of Architecture Research Symposium: Built, Natural Virtual.Clayton is the Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology and chair of environmental studies at the College of Wooster, a private liberal arts school in Wooster, Ohio. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Society for Population and Environmental Psychology, where she has served as president, Clayton holds a B.A. from Carleton College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University.Her keynote address, "Conservation psychology: Psychological tools to address environmental challenges," examined the role of psychology in addressing threats to the natural environment. She presented research focused on the role of nature in human well-being, discussed studies examining human responses to environmental problems, and suggested ways in which psychology can promote environmental well-being.The daylong research showcase featured a series of faculty presentations previously delivered at scholarly venues around the world. This year's symposium included invited or refereed presentations and papers from the 20010-11 academic year.More about the 2011 symposium is available at http://symposium.arch.tamu.edu/2011/.