Who Cares about Wildlife? Social Science Concepts for Exploring Human-Wildlife Relationships and Conservation Issues

ISBN-10: 0387770380
ISBN-13: 9780387770383
Edition: 2008
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List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 8/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

'Who Cares About Wildlife?' integrates social science theory in order to provide a conceptual structure for understanding and studying human interaction with wildlife.

Who Cares About Wildlife?
Introduction
Wildlife-Associated Recreation and Tourism
Human-Wildlife Conflict
Wildlife Disease
The Condition of Wildlife and the Environment
Conclusion
The Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Human Dimensions as Part of the Wildlife Management Tradition of North America
Broadening the Interest in Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Why a Human Dimensions Approach to Wildlife Conservation and Management?
Why This Book?
Concepts for Examining Human-Wildlife Relationships
Conclusion
Summary
References
The Biological Context of Wildlife Values: Are There Etchings on the Slate?
Introduction
A Short History of Biology and the Social Sciences
The Biological Basis for Human Values Toward Wildlife: A Pleistocene Psychology?
Killer Apes
Biophilia
Anthropomorphizing
Behavioral Genetics: A Mechanism for Biological Influence on Human Thought and Behavior
Psychopathology and Personality
Heritability of Values and Attitudes
Attitudes Toward Wildlife and Wildlife Values
Conclusion
Key Points Regarding the Biological Basis of Human-Wildlife Interactions
Management Implications
References
Understanding the Feeling Component of Human-Wildlife Interactions
Introduction
Emotions Are Part of Affect
Types of Emotions
Conceptual Approaches to Emotions
Emotions and Cognitions
Effects of Emotion on Memory
Emotion's Effects on Decision Processes
Emotions and Attitude Change
Emotions and Norms
Emotions and Values
Emotions and Wildlife Value Orientations
Emotions, Health Effects, and Interactions with Wildlife
Summary
Management Implications
Summary Points About Emotion
References
Attitudes and the Study of Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Introduction
Defining Attitudes
How We Measure Attitudes
What Functions Do Attitudes Serve?
The Object-Appraisal Function
The Value-Expressive Function
The Social-Adjustment Function
The Ego-Defensive Function
Topics in Attitude Theory
Attitudes Are Consistent with Other Attitudes and Beliefs
Attitudes Are the Result of Behavior
Attitudes Are the Proximate Cause of Behavior
At Times, Attitudes Do Not Affect Behavior
There Are Two Types of Attitudes, and They Can Be Contradictory
Attitude Theory Applied in Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Descriptive Approaches
Theoretical Approaches
Stated Choice Models
The Theory of Reasoned Action and the Theory of Planned Behavior
Factors Affecting Attitude-Behavior Relationships
Specificity
Salience
Attitude Strength
Conclusion
Summary
Management Implications
Summary Points About Attitudes
References
Norms: Social Influences on Human Thoughts About Wildlife
Introduction
Social Norms
Defining Social Norms
Multiple Social Groups, Roles, and Norms
Norms as Conditional and Ambiguous
The Origins and Emergence of Norms
Conceptual Approaches in Application of Norms
Schwartz's Normative-Based Decision Model
Theory of Reasoned Action and Theory of Planned Behavior (TRA/TPB)
Norm Focus Theory
Identity Theory
Social Identity Theory (SIT) and Self-Categorization Theory (SCT)
Norms in Natural Resource Management
The Norms, Values, Emotions, and Attitudes of Groups as a Framework for Examining Wildlife Issues
Conclusion
Management Implications
Summary
References
Values, Ideology, and Value Orientations
Introduction
Origins of Interest in the Wildlife Values Topic
Prior Research on Wildlife Values
Theory on Social Values
Characteristics of the Values Concept
Clarifying the Relationship Among Concepts of Values, Ideology, and Value Orientations
Value Orientations
Wildlife Value Orientations
Conclusion
Summary
Management Implications
References
Cultural Perspectives on Human-Wildlife Relationships
Introduction
Different Cultural Perspectives Regarding Wildlife
Differences in Human-Wildlife Relationships by Stage of Cultural Development or Structure of Society
Differences by Religious Orientation
A Trend Toward Human-Nature Separation Affects Human Views of Wildlife
Culture Change and Ideology
An Historical View of Material Theories of Culture Change
Culture Shift in Post-industrial Society
Post-modernization Theory
Ideology and Culture Change
Summary
Management Implications
References
Integrating Concepts: Demonstration of a Multilevel Model for Exploring the Rise of Mutualism Value Orientations in Post-industrial Society
Introduction
Strengthening the Conceptual Foundation of HWD Research
Example Case Study
Study Background: The Re-emergence of a Mutualism Wildlife Value Orientation Study Question
Central Thesis: The Re-emergence of a Mutualism Orientation
Micro Model: Wildlife Value Orientations and Individual Action
Wildlife Value Orientations Reflect the Infusion of Broad-Based Ideology into the VAB Hierarchy
Measurement of Wildlife Value Orientations
Source of Data
Tests of the Micro Model
Macro Model: Exploring the Impact of Modernization on Wildlife Value Orientations
Wildlife Professionals Identify the Implications of Value Shift for Conservation
Conclusion
The Changing Role of Wildlife Professionals
Generalizations About Mutualism Beyond North America
Summary
Management Implications
References
Item Scales for Developing Wildlife Value Orientations in North America
Content Validity
Tests of Reliability
Construct Validity
References
Index

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