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STUDYING THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH HUMANS PURSUE ENVIRONMENTAL
STEWARDSHIP AND HOW SUCH PURSUIT SUPPORTS HUMAN WELL-BEING


Reasonable People  -  Durable Living  -  Re-localization


Environmental psychology examines the interrelationship between environments and human behavior. It includes, but is broader than, the study of coupled human and natural systems. The term environment is broadly defined to include natural, built, social and informational settings. When solving problems involving human-environment interactions we believe that it is essential to have a flexible model of human nature that understands the conditions under which humans behave in a decent and creative manner. The field develops such a model while retaining a broad and inherently multidisciplinary focus. Using this model it explores such dissimilar issues as common property resource management, the many sources of well-being, the effect of environmental distraction on human effectiveness, the characteristics of psychologically restorative environments, human information processing, and the promotion of environmental stewardship behavior. Environmental psychology recognizes the need to be problem-oriented, using, as needed, the theories and methods of related fields (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, integrative medicine, economics, social work, planning, design, landscape architecture).


Extended environmental psychology definition
Re-localization: Transitional thinking for the new normal:
The Localization Reader: Introduction
The Localization Papers
Workshop on Urgent Transitions and
Environmental Psychology Laboratory
School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan
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