Navigating Environmental Attitudes Illustrated Edition
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"Though human dimensions specialists will appreciate such insights, the ideal audience for Heberlein's book would be wildlife professionals who have little exposure to sociology and/or social psychology, but who wish to gain a deeper understanding of these phenomena--and use that understanding for
the benefit of natural resources." --Wildlife Professional
"Heberlein's presentation of norms as the key to changing environmental behavior will be used to help guide the analysis of the data collected. Results of this study will be considered within Heberlein's (2012) behavior change guidelines which note the following factors as essential to broad based
behavior change: identification of clear and specific behaviors, engagement of high status public leadership, identification of norms consistent with institutional values and adequate time to allow for ideas to evolve and expand." --Journal of Sustainability
"Attitudes and their link to behavior have been of interest to environmental educators and researchers. For this reason, Thomas Heberlein's Navigating Environmental Attitudes should prove quite useful for those interested in understanding what social psychology has to say about environmental
attitudes and behaviors... In this book, Heberlein renders a detailed account of attitudes, their structure and relationship to experience; provides insights and principles concerning the relationship and difference between attitudes and behavior; discusses Leopold's land ethic; examines societal
norms and their influence on behavior; and explains how societal structures can support existing or introduce new pro-environment attitudes and behaviors... Heberlein's helpful and accessible explanations of social psychological research should prove quite valuable for anyone interested in
understanding more about environmental attitudes and behaviors." --The Journal of Environmental Education
"I fervently recommend this book to anyone working on (or interested in) the environmental sciences, natural resource management, and sustainability solutions. I view Heberlein's book as a masterpiece for anyone interested in understanding why attitudes are--and perhaps more significantly, are
not--important for addressing environmental problems. This text should be required reading for any scholar in the environmental social sciences, and perhaps even those in the interdisciplinary environmental sciences." --Society and Natural Resources
About the Author
Thomas A. Heberlein is Professor Emeritus, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Visiting Professor, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
- Publisher : Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition (September 24, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0199773335
- ISBN-13 : 978-0199773336
- Item Weight : 11.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 9.1 x 0.6 x 6.1 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #891,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2017
Incredibly well-written and fully understandable. Heberlein does a terrific job of helping natural resource scientists (like me) grasp the importance of and myths surrounding attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors. Furthermore, he offers really great real life examples and terrific white water rafting analogies to help anyone understand how we can truly affect human behavior to increase pro-environmental behavior adoption. Fun, fascinating, informative, and easy to follow.
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2016
I purchase this book for a conservation psychology class and has proved to be incredibly useful. It talks a great deal about how human behavior functions and how leaders and educators can work towards positive changes using psychological techniques in order to achieve long-term goals. It is a good read for anyone who may be interested in pursuing a leadership position or someone who is interested in making positive changes in their life or the lives of others.
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2013
This book describes, with embarrassing clarity, several of the misconceptions and naivety on information, attitudes and behaviour that many of us natural scientists may have. One is the assumption of a strong relation between attitude and behaviour, and another is the power of information, which is treated in chapter (5) Educating the Public ... and Other Disasters. Throughout the book, Prof. Heberlein successfully uses the analogy of going down a river in a canoe, with the rocks in the river representing attitudes. We have to know where they are, but cannot really change them as we go down the river. The book contains eleven chapters that are all nicely tied together, but each with its own story; a beginning and an end. The stories build on the author*s own research and experience, but are not written as any ordinary scientific text. There is no disciplinary jargon, no complicated statistical models, but rather concrete examples with real people who build a scientific framework for us where values, attitudes, norms and behaviours are included. This is accomplished, almost without the reader noticing it. It has several passages where extracts of Aldo Leopold*s life and thinking are used; one such example is when Aldo Leopold had changed his attitude to wolves late in life but still voted to restore bounties on the last wolves in Wisconsin.
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Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2015
Great insight for the environmentalist that wants to make a difference! Education for everyone is not the answer, like we always think it is. It's more complicated, and this book wakes you up to how complicated it really is....
Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2013
Interesting and easy to follow format. Heberlein uses the analogy of river rafting and the sport's associated elements to explain the psychological components of the recreation literature. Highly recommended for academics and/or managers looking to better understand the minds of outdoor recreation users. A great source for our field!
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A really great book that should be mandatory reading for anyone in ...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 19, 2015
A really great book that should be mandatory reading for anyone in conservation. Very easy to follow for anyone (including me) whose background isn't in social science.
Necessary Navigation - great helpReviewed in Germany on June 19, 2014
This publication takes a look at the gap between attitudes and behavior and sends out refreshingly original ideas about it. Surely, not everything is new to a psychologist but the way it is presented is nice to read and the examples are compelling. The book is well written. It becomes clear that Heberlein favors structural fixes over cognitive fixes to arrive at environmentally friendly behavior. He presents his view in a personal and convincing way. It does not matter if the reader does not always agree. It is a good read on the train anyway and I can recommend it particularly to non-Experts or psychologists with a bias towards attitudes research.