Conservation Psychology Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature

ISBN-10: 1405176784

ISBN-13: 9781405176781

Edition: 2009

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/31/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

#60;b#62;Susan Clayton#60;/b#62; is a professor of social psychology at the College of Wooster. Her research aims to understand the ways in which people relate to nature, as well as to investigate broader issues of identity and justice. She is a past president of the Society for Population and Environmental Psychology.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Olin Eugene (Gene) Myers Jr.#60;/b#62; is Associate Professor at Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University, where he offers courses in conservation psychology, human ecology, environmental ethics, and is extensively involved in undergraduate and graduate programs in environmental education. His research interests are wide-ranging and include psychology and anthrozoology as applied to conservation.

Acknowledgments
Introducing the field of conservation psychology
Conservation
Psychology
Human care for nature
The roots of conservation psychology
The potential of conservation psychology
The organization of this book
Conclusion
Thinking about nature
Attitudes, values, and perceptions
Core understandings of nature
Risk perception
Biases in information processing
Language and discourse
Who is responsible?
Linking perceptions to behavior
Conclusion
Moral psychology and the environment
Background in ethical concepts
A virtue ethics of the environment
The Deontic tradition and psychological research
Contextual differences in moral duties
Consequentialism, emotion, and socialization
Psychological dynamics of moral functioning
Pragmatist ethics
Conclusion
Environment and identity
The concept of identity
Identity development
Developing an affiliation with nature
Environmental identity
Measuring environmental identity
Place identity
Animals and identity
Environmental social identity
Identity and behavior
Putting identity to work
Conclusion
Theoretical foundations for the human response to nature
The heritage of environmental psychology
Ecological perception and psychology
Evolutionary psychology and biological thinking
Biophilia
Combining nature and nurture
Experiential approaches
Conclusion
Interactions with nature
Domestic nature: Cohabiting with animals and plants
Animals in the home
Plants in the domestic sphere
Conclusion
Managed nature: Zoos, aquariums, and public parks
Zoos and aquariums
Urban parks and green spaces
Conclusion
Wild nature: Encounters with wilderness
Defining wilderness and wild nature
Wilderness use and wilderness Values
Wilderness solitude
Natural forces and features
The edge of control: Wilderness remoteness and challenge
Activity in wild nature, connection and caring
Wild nature and spiritual experience
Conclusion
Promoting conservation
Promoting sustainable behavior
Identifying target behaviors
Influences on behavior
Models for changing behavior
Collective behavior
Changing the ideology of consumerism
Conclusion
Community psychology and international biodiversity conservation
International biodiversity conservation
Common pool resources and models of governance
Psychology, culture, and local knowledge
Accounting for the costs and benefits of conservation
Conservation and all-too-human psychology
Conclusion
Environmental education
Environmental education
Examples of contemporary environmental education
Psychological foundations of environmental education
Lessons for effective practice
Conclusion
The psychology of hope
Human response to threatening circumstances
Optimism and pessimism
An alternative to a focus on outcomes: Creating meaning
Glossary
References
Index
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