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ERIC Number: EJ835014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 156
ISSN: ISSN-0003-066X
Psychology in an Age of Ecological Crisis: From Personal Angst to Collective Action
Stokols, Daniel; Misra, Shalini; Runnerstrom, Miryha Gould; Hipp, J. Aaron
American Psychologist, v64 n3 p181-193 Apr 2009
Recent technological, geophysical, and societal forces have fundamentally altered the structure and functioning of human environments. Prominent among these forces are the rise of the Internet; rapid rates of global environmental change; and widening rifts among different socioeconomic, racial, religious, and ethnic groups. The present article traces the influence of these conditions on individuals' cognition, behavior, and well-being. New theoretical questions are raised and conceptual frameworks proposed to understand how global conditions are restructuring people's relationships with their everyday environments. New directions for psychological research and practice aimed at reducing global threats to personal and societal well-being are discussed. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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