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Ecological Psychology

Healing the Split Between Planet and Self

By Deborah DuNann Winter

Psychology Press – 2002 – 336 pages

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  • Paperback:
    978-0-8058-4625-6
    August 1st 2002
    Out-of-print

Description

This book is an introduction to psychology as it applies to environmental problems. Chapter 1 outlines the main features of our environmental difficulties and argues that because they have been caused by human behaviors, beliefs, decisions, and values, psychology is crucial for finding solutions to them. Chapter 2 discusses some historical contributions in Western intellectual thought to contemporary views about nature. Chapters 3 to 7 each examine a particular field or theory in psychology and applies it to a selected environmental problem. Chapter 8 summarizes and compares these five psychological approaches and analyzes where psychology has been and where the author believes it should go in order to make stronger and more potent contributions to solving the environmental problems.

As an introduction to psychology applied to environmental problems, this book is written for the introductory psychology student, the environmental studies student, and for the layperson who may wonder if psychology has anything useful to say about mounting ecological difficulties.

Contents

Contents: Foreword. Introduction: The Why, the What, and the How of This Book. What on Earth Are We Doing?: The Psychology of Environmental Problems. The "Nature" of Western Thought. Social Psychology: The Impact of Other People. Unconscious Conflicts: Freud and the Psychoanalytic Tradition. Behaviorism: Emphasis on the Environment. Cognitive Psychology: Emphasis on Thinking. Holistic Approaches: Gestalt and Transpersonal Psychology. Psychology for a Sustainable World: Ecological Psychology. Appendix: What To Do.

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Description: By Deborah DuNann Winter. This book is an introduction to psychology as it applies to environmental problems. Chapter 1 outlines the main features of our environmental difficulties and argues that because they have been caused by human behaviors, beliefs, decisions, and values,...
Categories: Environmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Ergonomics & Human Factors