Ecopsychology
Advances from the Intersection of Psychology and Environmental Protection
by Darlyne G. Nemeth, Set Editor, with Robert B. Hamilton and Judy Kuriansky, Volume Editors
September 2015, 758pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
2 volumes, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-3172-0
$144, £107, 120€, A206
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How can humankind shift from its current unsustainable use of finite resources and find ways to holistically protect our environment and our future?

This anthology is a two-volume work that focuses on our relationship with the Earth and our future, examining the crossover between psychology and environmental studies in the emerging fields of ecopsychology and environmental psychology.

This set offers the first comprehensive and holistic understanding of how our human activities are very rapidly changing the earth’s environment and harming its inhabitants. Since our present path of population growth and use of finite global resources is unsustainable, we must find new ways to protect our environment and our future. Offering unique perspectives and guidance toward holistic new solutions, this reader-friendly anthology serves a vast audience in the fields of psychology and environmental studies as well as scientists, humanitarians, educations, and policymakers.

This work presents readers with the latest research on psychology and the environment, gives examples from around the world, applies to programs for youth and adults, and appeals to all stakeholders, including those in public health, policy, environmental studies, and more. The reader will gain the perspective and understanding of policies needed to effect environmental change and holistically manage the direction of that change.

Features

  • Addresses the "hot topic" of today: how psychology and environmental studies intersect in the fields of ecopsychology and environmental psychology
  • Presents a breadth of perspectives from authors with various fields of expertise, from scientists to interventionists, conquerors to caretakers, political leaders to grassroots activists—all of whom are needed to effect change
  • Utilizes the knowledge of contributors from the fields of psychology, science, humanitarianism, environmental studies, business, United Nations, law, and policymaking
  • Addresses the facts, feelings, needs, and possibilities that must be considered when planning for the future since the psychology of environmental messaging is just as important as its geology
  • Offers a range of solutions—based on research and real implementations of programs around the world—for preserving our planet and caring for our environment
Darlyne G. Nemeth, PhD, MP, MPAP, is a clinical, medical, and neuropsychologist at the Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana, Baton Rouge. She served as director of neuropsychology at Sage Rehabilitation Hospital Neuro-Outpatient Services. Her coauthored published works include Helping Your Angry Child: A Workbook for You and Your Family; Addressing Anniversary Reactions of Trauma Through Group Process: The Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Wellness Workshops; and Praeger's Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World: Healing Ourselves and Our Planet. Nemeth serves as cosecretary general of the World Council for Psychotherapy and received the Louisiana Psychological Association's Distinguished Psychologist Award in April 2010. Her website is www.louisiananeuropsych.com.

Robert B. Hamilton, PhD, served on the faculty at Louisiana State University for three decades. His teaching and research there led him to coedit and coauthor Praeger's Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World: Healing Ourselves and Our Planet. As an ecologist, Hamilton is committed to developing holistic solutions to environmental problems. His website is www.envirosphereconsulting.com.

Judy Kuriansky, PhD, is an internationally known clinical psychologist, fellow of the American Psychological Association, United Nations NGO representative, and chair of the Psychology Coalition. She is the founder of the Global Kids Connect Project and the Stand Up for Peace Project, has provided psychosocial disaster recovery worldwide, and serves on boards of the New York City Museum and US Doctors for Africa. Kuriansky's awards include Lifetime Achievement in Global Peace and Tolerance from Friends of the United Nations as well as various humanitarian prizes from China and Voices of African Mothers. Kuriansky is an award-winning journalist, has hosted a radio call-in show for more than two decades, and has been a feature TV news reporter about psychological issues. Her website is www.drjudy.com.
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