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Journal of Social Issues, Volume 56, Number 3, Promoting Environmentalism

Lynette Zelezny (Editor), Wesley Schultz (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-0082-3
242 pages
July 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book focuses on the psychology, sociology, and public policy of global environmental issues. The goals of the book are

  • to describe the current state of the environment and environmentalism

  • to present new theories and research on environmental attitudes and behaviors

  • to explore obstacles and ethical considerations in promoting pro-environmental action
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Part I: Psychology of Promoting Environmentalism: Promoting Environmentalism:.

1. Promoting Environmentalism: Lynnette C. Zelezny, California State University, Fresno; P. Wesley Schultz, California State University, San Marcos.

2. Psychology of Promoting Environmentalism: Psychological Contributions to Achieving an Ecologically Sustainable Future for Humanity: Stuart Oskamp, Claremont Graduate University.

Part II: New Environmental Theories:.

1. Empathizing With Nature: The Effects ofPerspective Taking on Concern for Environmental Issues: P. Wesley Schultz, California State University, San Marcos.

2.Toward a Coherent Theory of Environmentally Significant Behavior: Paul C. Stern, National Research Council.

Part III: New Trends in Measuring Environmental Attitudes:.

1.Measuring Endorsement of the New Ecological Paradigm: A Revised NEP Scale: Riley E. Dunlap, Michigan State University; Kent D. Van Liere, Primen; Angela G. Mertig, Michigan State University; Robert Emmet Jones, University of Tennessee.

Part IV: New Ways of Thinking about Environmentalism:.

1. Elaborating on Gender Differences in Environmentalism: Lynnette C. Zelezny, California State University, Fresno; Poh-Pheng Chua, Pennsylvania State University; Christina Aldrich, Claremont Graduate University.

2. Models of Justice in the Environmental Debate: Susan Clayton, The College of Wooster.

3. Denial and the Process of Moral Exclusion in Environmental Conflict: Susan Opotow, University of Massachusetts-Boston; Leah Weiss, Annapolis, MD.

Part V: New Ways to Promote Proenvironmental Behavior:.

1. Human Nature and Environmentally Responsible Behavior: Stephen Kaplan, University of Michigan.

2. Expanding and Evaluating Motives for Environmentally Responsible Behavior: Raymond De Young, University of Michigan.

3. The Application of Persuasion Theory to the Development Of Effective Proenvironmental Public Service Announcements: Renee J. Bator, State University of New York, Plattsburgh; Robert B. Cialdini, Arizona State University.

4. Promoting Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing: Doug McKenzie-Mohr, St. Thomas University.

Part VI: Environmentalism and Public Policy:.

1. Environmental Justice: Grassroots Activism and Its Impact on Public Policy Decision Making: Robert D. Bullard and Glenn S. Johnson, Clark Atlanta University.

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Lynette Zelezny is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fresno, where she teaches courses in environmental psychology, applied social psychology, statistics, and research methodology. Her research interests are related to environmentalism, gender, and minority issues. Recent publications have focused on the effectiveness of environmental education, translational action research in minority mental health, and cross-cultural research on environmental attitudes and behaviors. She is the author of Methods in Action (1999, Wadsworth) and numerous publications on environmentalism.


P. Welsey Schultz is an Associate Professor of Psychology at California State University, San Marcos, where he teaches courses in psychology and statistics. His research interests are in the psychology of environmental issues and the application of psychological theory to help understand and solve social problems. Recent projects have focused on promoting recycling, cross-cultural research on environmental attitudes, environmental education, stereotypes, and prejudice. He is the coauthor of Applied Social Psychology (1998, Prentice-HAll) and numerous research publications in the areas of social psychology and environmental issues.
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  • Focuses on the psychology, sociology, and public policy of global environmental issues.

  • Describes the current state of the environment and environmentalism.


  • Presents new theories and research on environmental attitudes and behaviors.

  • Explores obstacles and ethical considerations in promoting pro-environmental action.
See More

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