Environmental Problem Solving: Psychosocial Barriers to Adaptive Change

Paperback | August 7, 2003

byAlan Miller

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Human influences create both environmental problems and barriers to effective policy aimed at addressing those problems. In effect, environmental managers manage people as much as they manage the environment. Therefore, they must gain an understanding of the psychological and sociopolitical dimensions of environmental problems that they are attempting to resolve. In Environmental Problem Solving, Alan Miller reappraises conventional analyses of environmental problems using lessons from the psychosocial disciplines. He combines the disciplines of ecology, political sociology and psychology to produce a more adaptive approach to problem-solving that is specifically geared toward the environmetal field. Numerous case studies demonstrate the practical application of theory in a way that is useful to technical and scientific professionals as well as to policy makers and planners. Alan Miller is Professor of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick.

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Human influences create both environmental problems and barriers to effective policy aimed at addressing those problems. In effect, environmental managers manage people as much as they manage the environment. Therefore, they must gain an understanding of the psychological and sociopolitical dimensions of environmental problems that the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:251 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0 inPublished:August 7, 2003Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387402977

ISBN - 13:9780387402970

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Psychological Processes.- Sociopolitical Dynamics.- Conventional Problem Solving.- Pluralistic Competition.- Single Visions.- Toward Adaptive Problem Solving.- Prognosis.