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

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.07
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $2.07   
  • New (4) from $19.78   
  • Used (8) from $2.07   


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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Max H. Bazerman is J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations and Director, Kellogg Environmental Research Center, at Northwestern University. David M. Messick is Morris and Alice Kaplan Professor of Ethics and Decision in Management at Northwestern University. Ann E. Tenbrunzel is Assistant Professor of Organization Behavior at the University of Notre Dame. Kimberly A. Wade-Benzoni is visiting assistant professor of organization behavior at Northwestern University.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

The Authors
1 Introduction 1
2 Reference States, Fairness, and Choice of Measure to Value Environmental Changes 13
3 How People Value the Environment: Attitudes Versus Economic Values 33
4 Predicting Reactions to Environmental Change 52
5 Environmental Disputes: Competition for Scarce Resources and Clashing of Values 75
6 The Dysfunctional Aspects of Environmental Standards 105
7 Attitudes, Attitude Structure, and Resistance to Change: Implications for Persuasion on Environmental Issues 122
8 Waste Heuristics: The Desire Not to Waste Versus the Desire for New Things 154
9 Knowledge and Action: Cultural Models of Nature and Resource Management in Mesoamerica 171
10 Mental Models of Population Growth: A Preliminary Investigation 209
11 Why Is the Northern Elite Mind Biased Against Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future? 234
12 Trust, Emotion, Sex, Politics, and Science: Surveying the Risk-Assessment Battlefield 277
13 Perception and Expectation of Climate Change: Precondition for Economic and Technological Adaptation 314
14 Ranking Risks 342
Name Index 373
Subject Index 385
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)