ERIC Number: EJ1029007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
The Making of an Environmental Activist: A Developmental Psychological Perspective
Matsuba, M. Kyle; Pratt, Michael W.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n142 p59-74 Win 2013
This chapter reviews the research on environmental exemplars, or activists. General themes that have been identified in the literature include early experiences in nature, the influence of other people and organizations, opportunities for environmental education, environmental self and identity formation, and generativity. With these themes in hand, we construct a developmental model suggesting a possible trajectory toward environmental activism. We also discuss possible implications of these findings with reference to the current state of our planet and what may be done to reverse current trends.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Activism, Identification (Psychology), Individual Development, Models
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