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Conservation Psychology: Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature Paperback – April 20, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1405176781 ISBN-10: 1405176784 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (April 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405176784
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405176781
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.5 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #399,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Overall, their book will likely serve as a main textbook for adedicated course or seminar in conservation psychology. However,the book will also be of great value to researchers and thoseteaching related courses by providing greater depth ofunderstanding of human drivers of pressing environmental issues."(Landscape Ecol, 2011)

"The book is an amply referenced survey, equally suitable asboth an undergraduate textbook and a starting point for academicsand professionals who wish to know more about how psychologicalresearch can inform their conservation work. I highly recommend itsuse in both of these contexts". (The Journal of EnvironmentalConservation, 2010)

"Conservation Psychology serves its audience and purpose well.It would be an excellent supplementary textbook to manyconservation-focused graduate and undergraduate courses. Readersinterested in conservation should find this volume fascinating, andwill discover new insight into, as the authors note, the psychologyof perseverance in the face of difficult times". (The QuarterlyReview of Biology, 1 December 2010)

“I highly recommend their book to psychologists of allcreeds as well as to conservation biologists, environmentalscientists, policy-makers, teachers, and anyone concerned about ourevolving place in nature.” (Conservation Psychology,August 2009)

"Clayton and Myres have written a timely book. It heralds a newarea within psychology. I highly recommend their book topsychologists of all creeds as well as to conservationbiologists."

Peter Verbeek, Science 

 





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This textbook introduces the reader to the new and emerging fieldof Conservation Psychology, which explores connections between thestudy of human behavior and the achievement of conservationgoals.

People are often cast as villains in the story of environmentaldegradation, seen primarily as a threat to healthy ecosystems andan obstacle to conservation. But humans are inseparable fromnatural ecosystems. Understanding how people think about,experience, and interact with nature is crucial for promotingenvironmental sustainability as well as human well-being.

The book first summarizes theory and research on humancognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses to nature and goeson to review research on people's experience of nature in wild,managed, and urban settings. Finally, it examines ways to encourageconservation-oriented behavior at both individual and societallevels. Throughout, the authors integrate a wide body of publishedliterature to demonstrate how and why psychology is relevant topromoting a more sustainable relationship between humans andnature.

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Great book, used it in my conservation biology/psychology class. Most of the concepts/chapters are also applicable to the field of animal welfare (the field I mostly work within) as well.
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By Bunni on October 23, 2013
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This text book is great. i can tell the accompanying class is going to be really fun, and this book is a big part of that!
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I longed for a book like this, I'm enjoying every consultation I do! I't very useful for my interdisciplinary work with humans and wildlife, especially because I am not a psychologist but need some tools.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicole B. on December 11, 2014
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I used this book for a conservation psychology class and I must admit when I opened it I eventually grew bored. The information isn't organized well in my opinion. Lots of pages I just skipped because it was obviously filler. I mentioned being confused about what I was even supposed to take away from this book in class and other people reported being confused as well- I'm relieved it wasn't just me. I could see how someone who already has a background in this stuff could enjoy this book, but as an introduction it is lacking in my opinion. I liked my class and it got me interested in the field, but I wouldn't give this book any credit for it.
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