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Ecopsychology : Science, Totems, and the Technological Species, Paperback / softback Book

Ecopsychology : Science, Totems, and the Technological Species Paperback / softback

Edited by Peter H., Jr. (University of Washington) Kahn, Patricia H. Hasbach

Part of the The MIT Press series

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An ecopsychology that integrates our totemic selves-our kinship with a more than human world-with our technological selves. We need nature for our physical and psychological well-being.

Our actions reflect this when we turn to beloved pets for companionship, vacation in spots of natural splendor, or spend hours working in the garden.

Yet we are also a technological species and have been since we fashioned tools out of stone.

Thus one of this century's central challenges is to embrace our kinship with a more-than-human world-"our totemic self"-and integrate that kinship with our scientific culture and technological selves. This book takes on that challenge and proposes a reenvisioned ecopsychology.

Contributors consider such topics as the innate tendency for people to bond with local place; a meaningful nature language; the epidemiological evidence for the health benefits of nature interaction; the theory and practice of ecotherapy; Gaia theory; ecovillages; the neuroscience of perceiving natural beauty; and sacred geography.

Taken together, the essays offer a vision for human flourishing and for a more grounded and realistic environmental psychology.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 360 pages, 3 color photos, 2 tables; 5 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Psychology
  • ISBN: 9780262517782

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