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by Susan M. Koger,Deborah Du Nann Winter

eBook The Psychology of Environmental Problems: Psychology for Sustainability epub
  • ISBN: 080584631X
  • Author: Susan M. Koger,Deborah Du Nann Winter
  • Genre: Business
  • Subcategory: Economics
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Psychology Press; 2 edition (October 3, 2003)
  • Pages: 306 pages
  • ePUB size: 1384 kb
  • FB2 size 1518 kb
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Her courses included The Psychology of Environmental Problems and Peace Psychology

Her courses included The Psychology of Environmental Problems and Peace Psychology. She now lives in Hawaii, where she continues to write about both topics, while learning to live more sustainably and peacefully on the planet. The book was unbinded for the first two chapters which was not noted by the seller. Lots of highlighting and underlining throughout the book as well. One person found this helpful.

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It also provides a valuable resource for professional audience of policymakers, legislators, and those working on sustainable communities.

After outlining current environmental difficulties, the authors demonstrate how 6 major approaches in psychology (social psychological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, physiological, cognitive, and holistic) can be applied to environmental problems. The authors demonstrate why it is critical to address environmental threats now, and offer ideas on how psychological principles can contribute to building a sustainable culture. Personal examples engage the reader and.

Deborah Du Nann Winter is Professor of Psychology at Whitman College, where she taught for 32 years. Her courses included The Psychology of Environmental Problems and Peace Psychology. Harvey Jones, Director of Smartly Green Ltd, in The Psychologist.

Written for psychology and environmental studies students, the book is an excellent teaching tool in courses on. .Yazar hakkında (2004). Sue Koger is Associate Professor of Psychology at Willamette University in Oregon.

Written for psychology and environmental studies students, the book is an excellent teaching tool in courses on environmental, conservation, or ecological issues, found in departments of psychology, sociology, environmental science, and biology. It will also appeal to anyone interested in psychology's potential contributions to mounting ecological difficulties. The Psychology of Environmental Problems.

Deborah Du Nann Winter has worked extensively on the psychology of peace and environmental issues. This book is a revision and expansion of her 1996 book, Ecological Psychology: Healing the Split Between Planet and Self

Deborah Du Nann Winter has worked extensively on the psychology of peace and environmental issues. This book is a revision and expansion of her 1996 book, Ecological Psychology: Healing the Split Between Planet and Self. Susan M. Koger’s work in biological psychology has focused on the role of pollutants in brain development.

The Psychology of Environmental Problems: Psychology for Sustainability. Deborah Du Nann Winter, Susan M. Koger.

A revision of Winter's Ecological Psychology (1996), this book applies psychological theory and research to environmental problems.

After outlining current environmental difficulties, the authors demonstrate how 6 major approaches in psychology (social psychological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, physiological, cognitive, and holistic) can be applied to environmental problems.

The authors demonstrate why it is critical to address environmental threats now, and offer ideas on how psychological principles can contribute to building a sustainable culture. Personal examples engage the reader and provide suggestions for changing behavior and political structures.

Reorganized and updated throughout, the second edition features a new chapter on neuropsychological and health issues and a list of key concepts in each chapter. Cartoons and humorous analogies add a light touch to the book's serious message.

Written for psychology and environmental studies students, the book is an excellent teaching tool in courses on environmental, conservation, or ecological issues, found in departments of psychology, sociology, environmental science, and biology. It will also appeal to anyone interested in psychology's potential contributions to mounting ecological difficulties.

Comments: (2)
Gnng
the subject is an important one. when the authors - professors none the less - end the book by suggesting prayer as way to help the environment - and pepper the book with personal vignettes about communing with nature, meditation retreats and such you wonder what the point was.
i am a psychologist and spent good money because i wanted to learn something about the topic. i wish i could get my $ refunded. a joke it is not. but a big let down: yes. do NOT bother do not buy!
Fenritaur
Psychologists have tended to stay in the lab or the consulting room and deal with trauma as though it all originated in people's heads or families (themselves rendered down into internalized "objects" or "systems"). In this book the authors make the move of applying insights from six psychology perspectives to our psychological relationship to various environmental crises. They also draw on personal examples to demonstrate this shift in psychological thinking from inside to inside-outside.

Most of the global warming information didn't receive public attention until Al Gore's film AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH even though scientists have known it's a problem since the 1980s. The mass extinctions now underway have received even less attention. It would be great to see an updated edition of this book dealing with how people feel about these catastrophes.

A new edition should also correct an inaccuracy on p. 199, where the authors write that ecopsychologists like Andy Fisher "...claimed that scientific data are irrelevant because the scientific method is a form of dualistic thinking that separates people from their environment." They cite some pages from Fisher's book RADICAL ECOPSYCHOLOGY (31-33). It's true that Fisher criticizes scientific dualism, but he does not claim that empirical research is irrelevant. I checked with him on this and with his permission will paste in part of his emailed reply:

"...You are correct to say that I do not dismiss all science. On p. 45 [of RADICAL ECOPSYCHOLOGY] I say that 'Of course, blank opposition to all scientific investigation is an untenable position, for there are certain kinds of regularity within the natural world that only the scientific mode can detect. Indeed we would be much the poorer without such undertakings as attachment theory and conservation biology.' My point on pages 31-33 was to highlight how restrictive conventional empiricism and rationalism is in psychology." Fisher wants to see research on psyche and environment employ a variety of methods, some qualitative, rather than limiting itself to methods developed to study objects only from the outside and only in abstract terms.

Nevertheless, the authors quite correctly point out that ecopsychologists have not embraced empirical/quantitative methods. I plan to correct this omission with a chapter on research to be published next year in the anthology ECOTHERAPY: PSYCHE AND NATURE IN A CIRCLE OF HEALING, the sequel to ECOPSYCHOLOGY: RESTORING THE EARTH, HEALING THE MIND, both published by Sierra Club Books.

If you are interested in seeing how psychology can be used to understand our troubled relations to the environment, THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS is an excellent place to start. I use it in my Planetary Psychology graduate course at JFK University.
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