Psychology Environmental Change Pr / Edition 1

Psychology Environmental Change Pr / Edition 1

by Raymond S. Nickerson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805840974

ISBN-13: 9780805840971

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book stimulates thinking on the topic of detrimental environmental change and how research psychologists can help to address the problem. In addition to reporting environmentally relevant psychological research, the author identifies the most pressing questions from an environmental point of view. Psychology and Environmental Change:
*focuses

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Overview

This book stimulates thinking on the topic of detrimental environmental change and how research psychologists can help to address the problem. In addition to reporting environmentally relevant psychological research, the author identifies the most pressing questions from an environmental point of view. Psychology and Environmental Change:
*focuses on ways in which human behavior contributes to the problem;
*deals with the assessment and change of attitudes and with studies of change of behavior;
*proposes ways in which psychological research can contribute to making technology and its products more environmentally benign; and
*introduces topics such as consumption, risk assessment, cost-benefit and tradeoff analyses, competition, negotiation, and policymaking, and how they relate to the objective of protecting the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805840971
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Introduction. The Problem. Behavior as a Cause of Environmental Change. Attitude Assessment and Change. Changing Behavior. Technology Enhancement. Substituting Resource-Light for Resource-Heavy Technologies. Artifact Design and Evaluation. Consumption, Consumerism, and Environmental Economics. Risk and the Psychology of Prevention. Cost-Benefit and Tradeoff Analyses. Competition, Cooperation, Negotiation, and Policymaking. Concluding Comments.

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