Ecopsychology Science, Totems, and the Technological Species
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Description: We need nature for our physical and psychological well-being. Our actions reflect this when we turn to beloved pets for companionship, vacation in spots of natural splendor, or spend hours working in the garden. Yet we are also a technological species and have been since we fashioned tools out of stone. Thus one of this century's central challenges is to embrace our kinship with a more-than-human world--"our totemic self"--and integrate that kinship with our scientific culture and technological selves. This book takes on that challenge and proposes a reenvisioned ecopsychology. Contributors consider such topics as the innate tendency for people to bond with local place; a meaningful nature language; the epidemiological evidence for the health benefits of nature interaction; the theory and practice of ecotherapy; Gaia theory; ecovillages; the neuroscience of perceiving natural beauty; and sacred geography. Taken together, the essays offer a vision for human flourishing and for a more grounded and realistic environmental psychology.
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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/20/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.69" tall
|About the Contributors|
|Introduction to Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species|
|The Topophilia Hypothesis: Ecopsychology Meets Evolutionary Psychology|
|A Nature Language|
|What Is Ecopsychology? A Radical View|
|Building the Science Base: Ecopsychology Meets Clinical Epidemiology|
|Ecovillages: Information Tools and Deeply Sustainable Living|
|Can Architecture Become Second Nature? An Emotion-Based Approach to Nature-Oriented Architecture|
|Psychological Discontent: Self and Science on Our Symbiotic Planet|
|Psychoterratic Conditions in a Scientific and Technological World|
|Beauty and the Brain|