The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology

Hardcover | September 12, 2012

bySusan D. Clayton

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Environmental psychology, which studies the ways in which people perceive and respond to the physical environment, is an established area of study. Conservation psychology has a much more recent history, prompted by the desire to focus psychological research on the need to protect the naturalenvironment. What is conservation psychology, and what is its relationship to environmental psychology? The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology includes basic research on environmental perceptions, attitudes, and values; research on specific environments, such as therapeutic settings, schools, and prisons; environmental impacts on human well-being; and ways to promote a moresustainable relationship between people and the natural environment. By presenting an extensive review of current research, the handbook serves as a thorough guide to the state of knowledge about a wide range of topics at the intersection of psychology and the physical environment. Beyond this, itprovides a better understanding of the relationship between environmental and conservation psychology, and some sense of the directions in which these interdependent areas of study are heading. Research on the human-environment relationship is increasingly relevant to understanding and addressing the environmental challenges society is facing. This handbook should serve as a resource for professionals both within and outside of psychology who are trying to comprehend the human implicationsof environments, and to design programs, policies, and environments that are cognizant of human psychology.

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Environmental psychology, which studies the ways in which people perceive and respond to the physical environment, is an established area of study. Conservation psychology has a much more recent history, prompted by the desire to focus psychological research on the need to protect the naturalenvironment. What is conservation psychology...

Susan D. Clayton, Ph.D., is Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology at the College of Wooster in Ohio.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:September 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199733023

ISBN - 13:9780199733026

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1. Susan D. Clayton and Carol D. Saunders: Introduction: Environmental and Conservation PsychologyPart One: Thinking about Environments2. Harry Heft: Foundations of an Ecological Approach to Psychology3. Ann Sloan Devlin: Environmental Perception: Wayfinding and Spatial Cognition4. Robert Gifford and Reuven Sussman: Environmental Attitudes5. Linda Steg and Judith I.M. de Groot: Environmental Values6. Geoffrey J. Syme and Blair E. Nancarrow: Justice and the Allocation of Natural Resources: Current Concepts and Future Directions7. Olin Eugene Myers, Jr.: Children and Nature8. Elisabeth Kals and Markus M. Muller: Emotions and Environment9. Kalevi M. Korpela: Place Attachment10. Susan D. Clayton: Environment and Identity11. Taciano L. Milfont: Cultural Differences in Environmental EngagementPart Two: Specific Environments12. Gabriel Moser: Cities13. Marino Bonaiuto and Susana Alves: Residential Places and Neighborhoods: Towards Healthy Life, Social Integration, and Reputable Residence14. Jennifer A. Veitch: Work Environments15. Henry Sanoff and Rotraut Walden: School Environments16. Ferdinando Fornara and Claudia Campos Andrade: Healthcare Environments17. Richard E. Wener: Correctional Environments18. Massimiliano Scopelliti, Giuseppe Carrus, and Mirilia Bonnes: Natural Landscapes19. Peter Suedfeld: Extreme and Unusual Environments: Challenges and ResponsesPart Three: Environments and Human Well-being20. Stephen A. Stansfeld, Charlotte Clark, and Rosanna Crombie: Noise21. Michael K. Lindell: Response to Environmental Disasters22. Keith C. Russell: Therapeutic Uses of Nature23. Henk Staats: Restorative Environments24. Barbara B. Brown and Carol M. Werner: Healthy Physical Activity and Eating: Environmental Supports for Health25. Joanne Vining and Melinda J. Merrick: Environmental Epiphanies: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Applications26. Nancy M. Wells and Kimberly A. Rollings: The Natural Environment in Residential Settings: Influences on Human Health and Function27. Louise Chawla and Victoria Derr: The Development of Conservation Behaviors in Childhood and Youth28. P. Wesley Schultz and Florian G. Kaiser: Promoting Proenvironmental BehaviorPart Four: A Sustainable Relationship Between Humans and Nature29. Victor Corral-Verdugo, Martha Frias-Armenta, Cesar O. Tapia-Fonllem, and Blanca S. Fraijo-Sing: Protecting Natural Resources: Psychological and Contextual Determinants of Freshwater Conservation30. Charles D. Samuelson and Clare L. Barratt: Collaborative Processes in Ecosystem Management31. Arjen E.J.Wals: Learning Our Way Out of Un-sustainability: The Role of Environmental Education32. Janet K. Swim, Ezra M. Markowitz, and Brittany Bloodhart: Psychology and Climate Change: Beliefs, Impacts, and Human ContributionsPart Five: Conclusion33. Susan D. Clayton: Conclusions: Directions for the Future