Ecopsychology, Phenomenology, and the Environment: The by Douglas A. Vakoch,Fernando Castrillón

By Douglas A. Vakoch,Fernando Castrillón

This e-book seeks to confront an obvious contradiction: that whereas we're regularly getting to environmental concerns, we appear to be woefully out of contact with nature. The objective of Ecopsychology, Phenomenology and the surroundings is to foster an stronger information of nature which can lead us to new methods of in relation to the surroundings, eventually yielding extra sustainable styles of dwelling. This quantity isn't like different books within the speedily turning out to be box of ecopsychology in its emphasis on phenomenological techniques, development at the paintings of phenomenological psychologists reminiscent of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. This concentrate on phenomenological methodologies for articulating our direct adventure of nature serves as a severe supplement to the standard methodologies of environmental and conservation psychologists, who've emphasised quantitative examine. in addition, Ecopsychology, Phenomenology and the surroundings is particular insofar as chapters through phenomenologically-sophisticated ecopsychologists are complemented via chapters written by means of phenomenological researchers of environmental matters with backgrounds in philosophy and geology, offering a breadth and intensity of point of view now not present in different works written solely by way of psychologists.

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