ERIC Number: EJ541623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Developmental Psychology and the Biophilia Hypothesis: Children's Affiliation with Nature.
Kahn, Peter H., Jr.
Developmental Review, v17 n1 p1-61 Mar 1997
Reviews literature on biophilia hypothesis that children have fundamental, genetically based propensity to affiliate with other living organisms. Identifies three concerns: (1) genetic basis of biophilia; (2) existence of seemingly negative affiliations with nature; and (3) quality of supporting evidence. Presents structural-developmental approach for investigating biophilia and its empirical support from studies of children's environmental reasoning and values. (KDFB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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