Environmental Problems and Human Behavior

ISBN-10: 0536686335

ISBN-13: 9780536686336

Edition: 2nd 2002

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Description: This book examines the behavioral dimensions of global and regional environmental problems such as the greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, deforestation, air pollution, and water pollution. The book asks: What does our knowledge of human behavior tell us about the root causes of environmental problems and about strategies for solving them?

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Book details

List price: $109.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions
Publication date: 8/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 371
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
The Earth's Environmental Problems and the Role of Human Behavior
Environmental Problems as Tragedies of the Commons
Religious and Moral Approaches: Changing Values, Beliefs, and Worldviews
Educational Interventions: Changing Attitudes and Providing Information
Changing the Incentives
Community Management of the Commons
Combining the Solution Strategies
Stone Age Genetic Behavioral Predispositions in the Space Age
Human Reactions to Environmental Hazards: Perceptual and Cognitive Processes
Choosing the Behaviors to Change and the Points of Intervention
Human Interactions with Complex Systems: "Normal" Accidents and Counterintuitive System Behavior
Human Interactions with Complex Systems: Chaos, Self-Organization, and the Global Environmental Future
References
Index
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