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Promoting Environmentalism

Promoting Environmentalism

Lynette C. Zelezny (Editor), P. Wesley Schultz (Editor), Phillis A. Katz (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-10082-3

Jul 2004

242 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$44.95

Description

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
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.


  • 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.