Environment, Ethics & Behavior: The Psychology of Environmental Valuation & Degradation / Edition 416

Environment, Ethics & Behavior: The Psychology of Environmental Valuation & Degradation / Edition 416

by Max H. Bazerman, David M. Messick, Ann E. Tenbrunzel, Kimberly A. Wade-Benzoni
     
 

Although much has been written on the subject of environmental impact, little attention has been given to the psychology behind decisions that affect the environment. Environment, Ethics, and Behavior demonstrates how understanding the psychological determinants of environmental behavior may be the key to saving the earth for future generations. In this unique

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Overview

Although much has been written on the subject of environmental impact, little attention has been given to the psychology behind decisions that affect the environment. Environment, Ethics, and Behavior demonstrates how understanding the psychological determinants of environmental behavior may be the key to saving the earth for future generations. In this unique collection of essays, many of the leading social, cognitive, and decision psychologists offer revealing insights from their own research on environmental behavior. Their scholarly perspectives shed light on the interaction between psychological theory and contemporary environmental and ethical issues and stimulate discussion on future research topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787908188
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
06/03/1998
Series:
New Lexington Press Social and Behavioral Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Authors
1Introduction1
2Reference States, Fairness, and Choice of Measure to Value Environmental Changes13
3How People Value the Environment: Attitudes Versus Economic Values33
4Predicting Reactions to Environmental Change52
5Environmental Disputes: Competition for Scarce Resources and Clashing of Values75
6The Dysfunctional Aspects of Environmental Standards105
7Attitudes, Attitude Structure, and Resistance to Change: Implications for Persuasion on Environmental Issues122
8Waste Heuristics: The Desire Not to Waste Versus the Desire for New Things154
9Knowledge and Action: Cultural Models of Nature and Resource Management in Mesoamerica171
10Mental Models of Population Growth: A Preliminary Investigation209
11Why Is the Northern Elite Mind Biased Against Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future?234
12Trust, Emotion, Sex, Politics, and Science: Surveying the Risk-Assessment Battlefield277
13Perception and Expectation of Climate Change: Precondition for Economic and Technological Adaptation314
14Ranking Risks342
Name Index373
Subject Index385

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