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Conservation Psychology : Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature.

Author: Susan Clayton; Gene Myers
Publisher: Chicester John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015. ©2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Clayton, Susan
Conservation Psychology : Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature
Chicester : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Clayton; Gene Myers
ISBN: 9781118874646 1118874641
OCLC Number: 1048389081
Description: 1 online resource (456 pages)
Contents: Title Page --
Copyright --
Table of Contents --
Preface to the Second Edition --
About the Companion Website --
Chapter 1: Introducing the Field of Conservation Psychology --
Conservation --
Psychology --
Human care for nature --
The roots of conservation psychology --
The utility of conservation psychology --
The practice of conservation psychology --
The organization of the book --
Conclusion --
For further information, visit these websites --
References --
Part I: Human Experiences of Nature --
Chapter 2: Domestic Nature: Cohabiting with Animals and Plants --
Animals in the home --
Plants in the domestic sphere --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 3: Managed Nature: Zoos, Aquariums, and Public Parks --
Zoos and aquariums --
Urban parks and green spaces --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 4: Wild Nature: Encounters with Wilderness --
Defining wild nature and wilderness --
Wilderness use and wilderness values --
Wilderness solitude --
Natural forces and features --
The edge of control: wilderness remoteness and challenge --
Activity in wild nature, connection, and caring --
Wild nature and spiritual experience --
Wilderness-based growth and therapeutic programs --
Conclusion --
References --
Part II: Thinking About Nature --
Chapter 5: Attitudes, Values, and Perceptions --
Core understandings of nature --
Values --
Attitudes --
Perceptions --
Evolutionary perspectives --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 6: Perceptions of Environmental Problems --
Risk perception --
Biases in information processing --
Language and discourse --
Understanding environmental problems --
Attributions of responsibility --
Linking perceptions to behavior --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 7: Moral Psychology and the Environment --
Background on ethical concepts --
Social intuitionism and moral foundations theory --
A virtue ethics of the environment. The deontic tradition and psychological research --
Consequentialism, emotion, and socialization --
Psychological dynamics of moral functioning --
Pragmatist ethics --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 8: Environment and Identity --
The concept of identity --
Identity development --
Developing an affiliation with nature --
Environmental identity --
Ecopsychology and depth psychology perspectives --
Measuring environmental identity --
Place identity --
Animals and identity --
Environmental social identity --
Identity and behavior --
Putting identity to work --
Conclusion --
References --
Part III: Encouraging a Sustainable Relationship Between Humans and Nature --
Chapter 9: Promoting Sustainable Behavior --
Identifying target behaviors --
Influences on behavior --
Models for changing behavior --
Collective behavior --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 10: Community Psychology and International Biodiversity Conservation --
International biodiversity conservation --
Common pool resources and models of governance --
Psychology, culture, and local knowledge --
Creating ecological knowledge old and new: Traditional and modern citizen science --
Accounting for the costs and benefits of conservation --
Conservation and all-too-human psychology --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 11: Environmental Education --
Environmental education --
Examples of contemporary environmental education --
Psychological foundations of environmental education --
Lessons for effective practice --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 12: The Positive Psychology of Conservation --
Nature as a positive environment --
Negative emotions in response to environmental challenges --
Positive emotions in relation to environmental behaviors --
Eudaimonism and meaning --
Materialistic values versus self-determination theory --
Optimism and pessimism. Toward strengths-based approaches --
References --
Glossary --
Index --
End User License Agreement.

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