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Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species

Peter H Kahn Jr.

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ISBN : 9781282253773
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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 technologicalMoreWe 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 centurys 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.The hardcover edition does not include a dust jacket.