History and Philosophy Of Science | History of Psychology: "The Psychology of Nature Ecological Psychology, Environmental Psychology, and Eco-psychology
X642 | 28390 | James Capshew


This seminar explores the various permutations of the human
relationship with nature and the environment, critically examining
the philosophical assumptions, scientific aims and methods, and
social and institutional impact of the fields of ecological
psychology, environmental psychology, and eco-psychology. Special
attention will be paid to place-based theory, the shaping of
behavior by different situations and environments, and issues of
environmental and cultural sustainability. Sources include: Casey,
Getting Back into Place: Toward a Renewed Understanding of the Place-
World; Heft, Ecological Psychology in Context; Roszak, Gomes, Kanner
(eds), Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind; Walter,
Placeways: A Theory of the Human Environment; selections from the
journals Ecological Psychology; Journal of Environmental Psychology;
Ecopsychology.