Introduction to Ecopsychology: The Human-Nature Relationship

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L. Sewall

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Introduction to Ecopsychology: The Human-Nature Relationship


Ecopsychology is concerned with the psychological dimensions of our relationship to the environment. As a developing and interdisciplinary field of inquiry, ecopsychology provides the opportunity to explore conceptions of self and nature; the perceived schism between humans and nature; and the psychological sources and repercussions of environmental degradation. In the context of these themes, we explore the cultural evolution of the Western mind, identity, the psychology of climate change, and the role of perception in healing the human-nature relationship. Throughout, our fundamental question asks how we might become more wisely responsive and adapted to current environmental conditions.

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Exclude Sophomores, Exclude Juniors, Exclude Seniors