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Overview

Urgent environmental problems call for vigorous research and theory on how humans develop a relationship with nature. For eight years, Peter Kahn studied children, young adults, and parents in diverse geographical locations, ranging from an economically impoverished black community in Houston to a remote village in the
Brazilian Amazon. In these studies Kahn sought answers to the following questions:
How do people value nature, and how do they reason morally about environmental degradation? Do children have a deep connection to the natural world that gets severed by modern society? Or do such connections emerge, if at all, later in life,
with increased cognitive and moral maturity? Are there universal features in the human relationship with nature? Kahn's empirical and theoretical findings draw on current work in psychology, biology, environmental behavior, education, policy, and moral development.

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"Kahn is a thoughtful and sensitive guide across a far-reachingintellectual landscape, illuminating the relevance of ecologicalreasoning for many of the key intellectual controversies indevelopmental psychology." Charles C. Helwig , AssociateProfessor of Psychology, University of Toronto
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Kahn is a thoughtful and sensitive guide across a far-reaching intellectual landscape, illuminating the relevance of ecological reasoning for many of the key intellectual controversies in developmental psychology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262611701
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 295
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter H. Kahn, Jr., is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Human Interaction with Nature and Technological Systems Laboratory at the
University of Washington. Kahn and Hasbach are coeditors of Ecopsychology:
Science, Totems, and the Technological Species
(MIT Press, 2012).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction 1
1 The Biophilia Hypothesis: Empirical Support and Amplifying Evidence 9
2 The Biophilia Hypothesis: Conceptual Difficulties and Empirical Limitations 25
3 The Psychological Framework: Structure and Development 45
4 Obligatory and Discretionary Morality 63
5 Structural-Developmental Methods 77
6 The Houston Child Study 95
7 The Houston Parent Study 115
8 The Prince William Sound Study 129
9 The Brazilian Amazon Study 147
10 The Portugal Study 167
11 Epistemology, Culture, and the Universal 193
12 Environmental Education 211
Appendixes 229
References 253
Index 277
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    Posted August 24, 2008

    human relationship

    it is a nice book i see... you will learn a lot from it...

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