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viii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Series Foreword. Acknowledgements. 1. Applied Psychology and the Environment 2. The Determinist in Us All 3. Differences among People 4. Opening the Black Box 5. Social Contexts 6. Development, Identity Formation, and Motivation 7. Learning and Behavior Change 8. Processes in Applied Psychology 9.Organizational Interventions 10. Broad Interventions 11. The Adaptive Capacity Scorecard.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415843133 20160616
Psychology of Sustainability: An Applied Perspective examines the many psychological factors that lead to human behavioral effects on the environment. Each chapter will apply elements from a basic research area into the context of criteria specific to sustainability. Increased interest has led many universities to offer courses on "Psychology of Sustainability." This book is the perfect text to provide an introduction to the subject. Throughout the book, readers will find new ways of framing questions related to human adaptability and evolutionary psychology. Psychology of Sustainability is ideal for students or professionals who are looking to contribute to the conversation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415843133 20160616
Green Library
408 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
viii, 233 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Losing and Finding Sacred Place 2 Lament for a Silent Summer 3 Artificial Persons and the Political Economy of Place 4 Place, Religion and Resistance to Corporate Power 5 Wilderness, Religion, and Ecological Restoration in the Scottish Highlands 6 Food Sovereignty from Joshua to La Via Campesina 7 The Moral Geography of Sustainable Communities 8 Re-Placing Ethics in the City and the Countryside Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781441199645 20160618
People are born in one place. Traditionally humans move around more than other animals, but in modernity the global mobility of persons and the factors of production increasingly disrupts the sense of place that is an intrinsic part of the human experience of being on earth. Industrial development and fossil fuelled mobility negatively impact the sense of place and help to foster a culture of placelessness where buildings, fields and houses increasingly display a monotonous aesthetic. At the same time ecological habitats, and diverse communities of species are degraded. Romantic resistance to the industrial evisceration of place and ecological diversity involved the setting aside of scenic or sublime landscapes as wilderness areas or parks. However the implication of this project is that human dwelling and ecological sustainability are intrinsically at odds. In this collection of essays Michael Northcott argues that the sense of the sacred which emanates from local communities of faith sustained a 'parochial ecology' which, over the centuries, shaped communities that were more socially just and ecologically sustainable than the kinds of exchange relationships and settlement patterns fostered by a global and place-blind economy. Hence Christian communities in medieval Europe fostered the distributed use and intergenerational care of common resources, such as alpine meadows, forests or river catchments. But contemporary political economists neglect the role of boundaried places, and spatial limits, in the welfare of human and ecological communities. Northcott argues that place-based forms of community, dwelling and exchange - such as a local food economy - more closely resemble evolved commons governance arrangements, and facilitate the revival of a sense of neighbourhood, and of reconnection between persons and the ecological places in which they dwell.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781441199645 20160618
Green Library


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