Psychology of Environmental Problems Psychology for Sustainability

ISBN-10: 1848728093

ISBN-13: 9781848728097

Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)

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List price: $36.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Foreword
Preface: The Why, the What, and the How of This Book
Acknowledgments
What on Earth Are We Doing?
Psychology as an Environmental Science
The Nature of the Problem
Biology's Bottom Line: Carrying Capacity
Climate Change
Other Resource Issues
Psychological Reactions to Environmental Threats
The Psychology of Overconsumption
Cultural Versus Biological Carrying Capacity
Conclusions
The Nature of Western Thought
The Intellectual Roots of the DSP and Psychology
The Western View of Nature
Assumption 1: Nature is Composed of Inert, Physical Elements
Assumption 2: Nature Can and Should be Controlled
Assumption 3: Individual Human Beings Seek Private Economic Gain
Assumption 4: We Must Progress
The Nature of Nonindustrialized Thought
Conclusions
Psychoanalytic Psychology: Becoming Conscious of the Unconscious
The Influence of Freud
The Basis and Basics of Freud's Theory
Critique of Freud and Psychoanalysis
Object Relations Theory: Reexperiencing the Mother
Excessive Early Demands
Attention Withdrawn Too Early
Using Freud's Ideas
The Psychoanalysis of Environmentalists
Conclusions
Social Psychology: Under the Influence of Others
Norms
Social Norms
Personal Norms
Identity
Personal Norms and Environmental Justice
Altruism, Morality, and the Values Beliefs Norms Theory
Theory of Planned Behavior
Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Comparison of Models Linking Behavior to Attitudes
Who Cares About the Environment?
The Social Psychology of Materialism
The Unhappy Results of Materialism
Materialism and the Economy
Conclusions
Behavioral Psychology: Contingency Management
Operant Conditioning
Antecedent Strategies: Changing the S<sup>D</sup>s
Consequence Strategies: Changing the S<sup>R</sup>s
Behavioral Self-Control
Limitations of the Behavioral Approach
Forgoing Freedom
Conclusions
Neuropsychology of Toxic Exposures
Toxic Exposures
Neurodevelopment
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Cognitive and Attentional Impairments
Autism
Behavioral and Motor Problems
Psychosocial and Psychiatric Disorders
Toxic Effects in Adults
Accelerated Aging
Parkinson's Disease
Reproductive Abnormalities
Establishing Cause and Effect: A Research Nightmare
Legislative Issues
The Costs of Neurotoxins
Building the Perfect Beast: The Irony of Pesticides
Behavioral Solutions
Conclusions
Cognitive Psychology: Information Processing
Information Processing Models
The Computer Revolution
The Constraints of GIGO
Additional Constraints on Information Processing
Framing Effects
Using Cognitive Psychology to Solve Environmental Problems
Risk Assessment: Whose Quantification Problem Is It?
The Role of Emotions in Judgment of Risk
Retaining a Voice
Conclusions
Health and the Psychology of Environmental Stress
Stress
Physiology of the Stress Response
Psychological Components of the Stress Response
Stress-Associated Health Risks
Stress-Associated Behavioral Disorders
Stress-Associated Psychological Disorders
Stressful Environments
Urban Living
Noise Pollution
Climate Change, Weather and Air Pollution
Environmental Toxins
Why Do People Choose Stressful Behaviors and Environments?
Solution Approaches: Strategies for Reducing Stress
Restorative Environments
Wilderness Therapy
Green Urban Planning
Green Buildings
Conclusions
Developmental Psychology: Growing Healthy Children in Nature
Indoor Children
Benefits of Nature
Cognitive Development and Reasoning Skills
Moral Development
Mental Health
Children and Animals
Fostering Proenvironmental Behaviors in Children
Environmental Education
Conclusions
Holistic Approaches: Gestalt and Ecopsychology
Gestalt Psychology
Laboratory Confirmation: Group Effects in Social Dilemma Games
Gestalt Therapy
Mindfulness
The Ecological Self: The Self Beyond the Self
Ecopsychology
Evaluating Ecopsychology: The Measurement Problem
Biodiversity from an Ecopsychological Perspective
Emotional Dimensions of Ecopsychology
The Ecopsychology of Place
Conclusions
Putting it Together: Using Psychology to Build a Sustainable World
Comparing the Approaches: Psychological Insights
Visualize an Ecologically Healthy World
Work with Big Ideas and Small Steps
Think Circle Instead of Line
Less is More
Practice Conscious Consumption
Act on Personal and Political Levels, Especially Local Community Participation
Conclusions
The Cost of Inaction
References
Appendix: How to Do It
Author Index
Subject Index
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