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Overview

This book examines the behavioral dimensions of global and regional environmental problems such as the greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, deforestation, air pollution, and water pollution. The book asks: What does our knowledge of human behavior tell us about the root causes of environmental problems and about strategies for solving them?
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A unique environmental psychology textbook that links environmental science and behavioral science to develop a framework for addressing key questions about human behaviors that harm the environment, to summarize knowledge from psychology and related fields about these behaviors, and to point the way to realistic solutions. Suitable for undergraduates in psychology, social science, and environmental studies and science. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205156054
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/19/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 The Earth's Environmental Problems and the Role of Human Behavior 1
Ch. 2 Environmental Problems as Tragedies of the Commons 21
Ch. 3 Religious and Moral Approaches: Changing Values, Beliefs, and Worldviews 33
Ch. 4 Educational Interventions: Changing Attitudes and Providing Information 71
Ch. 5 Changing the Incentives 95
Ch. 6 Community Management of the Commons 125
Ch. 7 Combining the Solution Strategies 153
Ch. 8 Stone Age Genetic Behavioral Predispositions in the Space Age 175
Ch. 9 Human Reactions to Environmental Hazards: Perceptual and Cognitive Processes 205
Ch. 10 Choosing the Behaviors to Change and the Points of Intervention 253
Ch. 11 Human Interactions with Complex Systems: "Normal" Accidents and Counterintuitive System Behavior 277
Ch. 12 Human Interactions with Complex Systems: Chaos, Self-Organization, and the Global Environmental Future 317
References 345
Index 359
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