Conservation Psychology

Conservation Conservation psychology is the response we, along with many of
our colleagues and institutional partners, want to see. So, what is conservation
psychology? We will start by unpacking the title. “Conservation” should not be ...

Author: Susan Clayton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356410

Category: Science

Page: 264

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This textbook introduces the reader to the new and emerging field of Conservation Psychology, which explores connections between the study of human behavior and the achievement of conservation goals. People are often cast as villains in the story of environmental degradation, seen primarily as a threat to healthy ecosystems and an obstacle to conservation. But humans are inseparable from natural ecosystems. Understanding how people think about, experience, and interact with nature is crucial for promoting environmental sustainability as well as human well-being. The book first summarizes theory and research on human cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses to nature and goes on to review research on people's experience of nature in wild, managed, and urban settings. Finally, it examines ways to encourage conservation-oriented behavior at both individual and societal levels. Throughout, the authors integrate a wide body of published literature to demonstrate how and why psychology is relevant to promoting a more sustainable relationship between humans and nature.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology

A 2005 paper by Clayton and Brook followed, making a further argument for
conservation psychology and illustrating a social psychological model of
behavior with reference to conservation behavior. Conservation psychology did
not ...

Author: Susan D. Clayton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199733023

Category: Medical

Page: 700

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This handbook brings together contributions from experts in environmental and/or conservation psychology to review the current state of research. In addition to summarizing current knowledge, it provides an understanding of the relationship between environmental and conservation psychology, and of the directions in which these interdependent areas of study are heading.

Psychology Applied to Modern Life Adjustment in the 21st Century

Over the past several years, a new label has emerged that promises to help tie
together the work of nature-oriented environmental psychologists and other
psychologists who study environmental behaviors. Conservation psychology is
the ...

Author: Wayne Weiten

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305172086

Category: Psychology

Page: 672

View: 354

Filled with comprehensive, balanced coverage of classic and contemporary research, relevant examples, and engaging applications, this book shows you how psychology helps you understand yourself and the world-and uses psychological principles to illuminate the variety of opportunities you have in your life and your future career. While professors cite this bestselling book for its academic credibility and the authors' ability to stay current with ''hot topics,'' students say it's one text they just don't want to stop reading. The book and associated workbook are highly readable, engaging, and visually appealing, providing you with a wealth of material you can put to use every day. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

State of the Wild 2008 2009

By helping to build this psychological and emotional link, we feel that the social
sciences—and conservation psychology in particular—can provide much-
needed information to the conservation community. Conservation psychologists
can ...

Author: Eva Fearn

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610911482

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 251

State of the Wild is a biennial series that brings together international conservation experts and writers to discuss emerging issues in the conservation of wildlife and wild places. Each volume in the series combines evocative writings with a fascinating tour of conservation news highlights and vital statistics from around the world. One-third of each volume focuses on a topic of particular concern to conservationists working to protect wildlife and our last wild places. This 2008–2009 edition considers the integration of wildlife health, ecosystem health, human health, and the health of domestic animals—a “One World–One Health” approach to disease and conservation. This focus is complemented with essays clustered into sections that address other key issues—conservation of species; conservation of wild places; people, culture, and conservation; and the art and practice of conservation. Essays cover a broad range of topics, from restoring biodiversity on the prairies to mapping the state of the oceans to the conservation impacts of lawlessness and coca cultivation in Colombia. Essay contributions come from people directly involved in on-the-ground conservation efforts and offer a unique and valuable perspective on often-overlooked topics. State of the Wild’s accessible approach educates a wide range of audiences while at the same time presenting leading-edge scientific overviews of hot topics in conservation. Uniquely structured with magazine-like features up front, conservation news in the middle, and essays from eminent authors and experienced scientists throughout, this landmark series is an essential addition to any environmental bookshelf.

Advances in Environmental Psychology

Volume 3: Energy Conservation, Psychological Perspectives A. Baum, J. E.
Singer, Jerome L. Singer. designs for research. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1963.
Carter, J. L. Saving energy, saving dollars: How young couples— North and
South—do ...

Author: A. Baum

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317770080

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 963

First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Children s Logical and Mathematical Cognition

Silverman, I., & Schneider, D. S. A study of the development of conservation by a
nonverbal method. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1968, 112, 287-291.
Silverman, I. W. Context and number conservation. Child Study Journal, 1979, 9,

Author: C.J. Brainerd

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146139466X

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 825

For some time now, the study of cognitive development has been far and away the most active discipline within developmental psychology. Although there would be much disagreement as to the exact proportion of papers published in developmen tal journals that could be considered cognitive, 50% seems like a conservative estimate. Hence, a series of scholarly books to be devoted to work in cognitive development is especially appropriate at this time. The Springer Series in Cognitive Development contains two basic types of books, namely, edited collections of original chapters by several authors, and original volumes written by one author or a small group of authors. The flagship for the Springer Series will be a serial publication of the "advances" type, carrying the subtitle Progress in Cognitive Development Research. Each volume in the Progress sequence will be strongly thematic, in that it will be limited to some well-defined domain of cognitive-developmental research (e. g. , logical and mathematical de velopment, semantic development). All Progress volumes will be edited collec tions. Editors of such collections, upon consultation with the Series Editor, may elect to have their books published either as contributions to the Progress sequence or as separate volumes. All books written by one author or a small group of authors will be published as separate volumes within the series. A fairly broad definition of cognitive development is being used in the selection of books for this series.

Issues in Global Environment Biodiversity Resources and Conservation 2013 Edition

According to news originating from Seattle, Washington, by VerticalNews
correspondents, research stated, “Conservation in urban areas faces growing
financial challenges and inadequate stakeholder involvement. Conservation
psychology ...


Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1490107010

Category: Science

Page: 1176

View: 419

Issues in Global Environment—Biodiversity, Resources, and Conservation: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Additional Research. The editors have built Issues in Global Environment—Biodiversity, Resources, and Conservation: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Additional Research in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Global Environment—Biodiversity, Resources, and Conservation: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

Ecopsychology is one of the fields of study and practice focused on human-
nature relationships. Although it shares much with environmental psychology,
conservation psychology, deep ecology, environmental justice, and other fields
that also ...

Author: Harris L. Friedman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118591313

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

View: 243

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more

The Role of Biodiversity Conservation in the Transition to Rural Sustainability

Relevante Faktoren der Akzeptanz von Natur- und
Landschaftsschutzmassnahmen . St. Gallen : Publikation der Ostschweizerischen
Geographischen Gesellschaft , Heft 5 . [ 10 ] Brehm , J. W. ( 1966 ) . A Theory of
Psychological Reactance .

Author: Stephen S. Light

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586033958


Page: 342

View: 235

Advances in Applied Social Psychology

People who have positive attitudes toward energy conservation will likely
process information about conservation and its consequences in a more
positively biased way than those with negative attitudes. The selectively biased
perceptions will ...

Author: Michael J. Saks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780898596694

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 735

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Learning and the Development of Cognition Psychology Revivals

The particular psychological interest of conservation tasks lies in the fact that they
elicit judgments and arguments expressing these two forms of reversibility. From
the logical point of view, an operation changes state A into state B, leaving at ...

Author: Barbel Inhelder

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317673883

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 228

How do children learn and how are new modes of thought developed? These questions have for years been of paramount interest to psychologists and others concerned with the cognitive development of the child. In this major work, originally published in 1974 and reporting on over ten years’ research of the Geneva School, the authors carried the pioneering investigations of Jean Piaget to a new and remarkable level. As Piaget said in his foreword to the book: ‘The novelty of the findings, the clarity of the theoretical interpretation, and the sometimes even excessive caution of the conclusions enable the reader to separate clearly the experimental results from the authors’ theoretical tenets.’ The authors’ learning experiments with children were designed to examine the processes that lead to the acquisition of certain key concepts, such as conservation of matter and length. Detailed study of the progress of each individual subject revealed a number of features characteristic of situations that create conflicts in the child’s mind and certain regularities in the way these conflicts are resolved. Such data threw new light on the dynamics of the development of cognitive structures as well as on basic mechanisms of learning at the time.

Educational Psychology

A Century of Contributions: A Project of Division 15 (educational Psychology) of
the American Psychological Society Barry ... These experiments, too, failed to
demonstrate that conservation learning is constrained by children's level of
cognitive ...

Author: Barry J. Zimmerman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317560426

Category: Education

Page: 504

View: 978

Educational Psychology: A Century of Contributions--the first comprehensive book-length treatment of this topic--looks at the historic contributions of 16 leading psychologists, as well as others, who influenced the field of educational psychology from its philosophical moorings in the late 19th century to its current scientific status at the dawn of the 21st. It presents information regarding these individuals' ideas and scientific discoveries, along with a sense of the historical context in which they lived. The book is divided into three sections that correspond to three eras in the history of the discipline: *the founding period (1880s to 1920); *the rise to prominence period (1920 to1960); and *the modern period (1960 to the present). Each section begins with an overview chapter describing the period in terms of key social, political, and historical events affecting educational theory, research, and practice. In addition, the overview chapters discuss major theoretical, methodological, and instructional contributions of the period and how they changed the course of educational psychology. The biographical chapters describe the scholar's major contribution in terms of theory, research, and practice and his or her legacy and impact. These descriptions portray these individuals as real human beings responding to historical events and social influences of their time in personal and collective ways that changed the nature and direction of the field. Educational Psychology: A Century of Contributions is a cohesive collection appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in educational psychology.

The Psychology of Religion and Coping

Furthermore , conservation should not be equated with pathological
defensiveness , and transformation with growth . In Chapter 11 , I will make the
case that the value of both mechanisms depends on what is being conserved or
transformed ...

Author: Kenneth I. Pargament

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572306646

Category: Psychology

Page: 548

View: 946

Bridging the subject fields of psychology and religion, this volume interweaves theories with first-hand accounts, clinical insight, and empirical research to look at such questions as whether religion is a help or a hindrance in times of stress.

The Psychology of Effective Learning and Teaching

22 Conservation Conservation refers to the understanding that objects remain
the same in quantity even when their appearance changes . Piaget reported that
young children had difficulty with tasks of conservation . He demonstrated this in

Author: Matt Jarvis

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748790371

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

View: 356

This book covers the psychology of teaching and learning and focuses on applying up-to-date, as well as traditional, theory in the classroom. It covers a range of issues that most concern the new teacher, written clearly and at an appropriate level. Highly accessible and contemporary, The Psychology of Learning and Teaching covers newer modular theories and their implications for learning styles.

OCR Psychology

AS Core Studies and Psychological Investigations Philip Banyard, Cara
Flanagan ... 9 Which group of children made most errors on the conservation
tasks? a Five year olds. b Six year olds. c Seven year olds. d Eight year olds. 10
The results ...

Author: Philip Banyard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135049319

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 759

OCR Psychology, Third Edition, is endorsed by OCR for use with the OCR AS Psychology specification. This book prepares students for all elements of the OCR Psychology AS exam. It covers both research methods and core studies, giving the who, what, where, and even the why of each study. It also looks at some of the work that followed the studies. Key features of the book include: 'Psychological Investigations': the first chapter of the book helps students to understand research methods in psychology – useful support for the Psychological Investigations exam and for understanding the core studies themselves. Core Studies: each study is described first ‘In a Nutshell’, followed by a detailed account of the aims, method, results and conclusions. Guidance is given on how each study can be evaluated and a wealth of extra materials is provided for each study – questions to assess understanding, practical activities, multiple choice and exam-style questions, further reading and video links. Background to each core study is included in the ‘Starters’ and ‘Afters’ features: information about related research before and after the study; and biographical details of the researcher(s). Approaches, perspectives, issues and methods are considered in a brand-new chapter to cover the themes of the course and prepare students for the long-answer questions on the Core Studies exam. Exam guidance: each chapter ends with short- and long-answer exam-style questions answered by students with teacher feedback. The book is presented in colourful and well-structured magazine-style spreads to aid the learning process. This 3rd edition has been completely revised, and is now accompanied by a companion website featuring an extensive range of online resources for both teachers and students, including answers to the questions posed in the book, glossary flash-cards, and multiple-choice test banks.

The Psychology of Sex Differences

Men were more exploitive than women ( p < .05 ) . Women were less exploited
than men ( p < .05 ) . Graves , A. J. Attainment of conservation of mass , weight ,
and volume in minimally educated adults . Developmental Psychology , 1972 , 7

Author: Eleanor E. Maccoby

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804709750

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 116

Thriving Beyond Sustainability

Conservation Psychology — Conservation
psychology is the scientific study of the reciprocal relationships between humans
and the rest of nature, with a particular focus on how to encourage conservation
of the ...

Author: Andres R. Edwards

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924508

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 561

Every fifteen seconds on our Earth, a child dies from waterborne disease. Three times an hour, another species becomes extinct. Each day we consume eighty-five million barrels of oil and pump twenty-three million tons of carbon dioxide into an already warming atmosphere. But against this bleak backdrop, beacons of hope shine from thousands of large and small initiatives taking place everywhere from isolated villages to major urban centers. Thriving Beyond Sustainability draws a collective map of individuals, organizations, and communities from around the world that are committed to building an alternative future—one that strives to restore ecological health; reinvent outmoded institutions; and rejuvenate our environmental, social, and economic systems. The projects and initiatives profiled are meeting the challenges of the day with optimism, hope, and results, leading the way in: Relocalization Green commerce Ecological design Environmental conservation Social transformation Overflowing with inspiration, the stories and ideas in these pages will cause the most chronic pessimist to see the glass as half full—to move beyond a perception of surviving with scarcity to one of flourishing with abundance. The comprehensive resource section provides the tools for everyone to become a catalyst for change. Andres R. Edwards is the author of The Sustainability Revolution, which has sold over twenty thousand copies. He is an educator, media designer, LEED-accredited green building and sustainability consultant, and the founder of EduTracks, a firm specializing in developing education programs and providing consulting services on sustainable practices.

Ethics and Professional Practice for Neopagan Clergy

She holds both an undergraduate degree in English Literature and a masters in
Counseling Psychology from Rutgers ... Psychology, Association of Conservation
Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the ...

Author: Katherine MacDowell


ISBN: 0557097185


Page: 196

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Ethics & Professional Practice for Neopagan Clergy is the first text of its kind, designed to provide an in-depth exploration of the parameters of ministerial practice and the importance of such practice being grounded within an ethical framework. Specifically providing critical guidance on such issues as: An introduction to the philosophy of ethics; the intersection between ethics & religion; discussion on values, virtues, & worldviews; professional parameters of practice; introduction to religious developmental theory with spiritual care tips; ethical issues associated with money, sex, working with children & adolescents and more...Complete with case studies, questions for contemplation, diagrams for decision-making, and ample journal activities to empower the religious professional to feel confident in their capacity to care for the spiritual and emotional lives of their membership and students.

Self Community and Psychology

First , they provided the link between the conservation organisations ( and the
larger local conservation community ) and the US - American funding
organisation ( and the international community ) . Secondly , the US - American
funding ...

Author: Norman Duncan (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919713519

Category: Social psychology

Page: 344

View: 859

A reader for students at the University of South Africa studying community psychology. It addresses ideologies of race, gender and sexuality that together create particular South African post-colonial realities which legitimise oppression and cultural dispossession.

Social Psychology

Environment CONNECTIONS Conservation Eliot Aronson and his colleagues
conducted a clever study in which they used cognitive dissonance to increase
water conservation (Dickerson, Thibodeau, Aronson, & Miller, 1992). Female ...

Author: Catherine A. Sanderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471250260

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

View: 291

Psychologists have been searching for a reference that unifies the disparate topics of social psychology around a central theme. Social Psychology follows that approach as it presents the most fundamental concepts in the field. It touches on all of the major concepts researchers are currently addressing but is firmly grounded in the basic social psychological theories and principles. A single chapter is included on the impact of culture in psychology, focusing on how the findings and theories might differ in different cultures. Psychologists will benefit from two research studies in each chapter that provide a real world perspective of the material.