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This book focuses on the psychology, sociology, and public policy of global environmental issues. The goals of the book are to describe the current state of the environment and environmentalismto present new theories and research on environmental attitudes and behaviorsto explore obstacles and ethical considerations in promoting pro-environmental action
Part I: Psychology of Promoting Environmentalism: Promoting Environmentalism: 1. Promoting Environmentalism: Lynnette C. Zelezny, California State University, Fresno; P. Wesley Schultz, California State University, San Marcos. 2. Psychology of Promoting Environmentalism: Psychological Contributions to Achieving an Ecologically Sustainable Future for Humanity: Stuart Oskamp, Claremont Graduate University. Part II: New Environmental Theories: 1. Empathizing With Nature: The Effects ofPerspective Taking on Concern for Environmental Issues: P. Wesley Schultz, California State University, San Marcos. 2.Toward a Coherent Theory of Environmentally Significant Behavior: Paul C. Stern, National Research Council. Part III: New Trends in Measuring Environmental Attitudes: 1.Measuring Endorsement of the New Ecological Paradigm: A Revised NEP Scale: Riley E. Dunlap, Michigan State University; Kent D. Van Liere, Primen; Angela G. Mertig, Michigan State University; Robert Emmet Jones, University of Tennessee. Part IV: New Ways of Thinking about Environmentalism: 1. Elaborating on Gender Differences in Environmentalism: Lynnette C. Zelezny, California State University, Fresno; Poh-Pheng Chua, Pennsylvania State University; Christina Aldrich, Claremont Graduate University. 2. Models of Justice in the Environmental Debate: Susan Clayton, The College of Wooster. 3. Denial and the Process of Moral Exclusion in Environmental Conflict: Susan Opotow, University of Massachusetts-Boston; Leah Weiss, Annapolis, MD. Part V: New Ways to Promote Proenvironmental Behavior: 1. Human Nature and Environmentally Responsible Behavior: Stephen Kaplan, University of Michigan. 2. Expanding and Evaluating Motives for Environmentally Responsible Behavior: Raymond De Young, University of Michigan. 3. The Application of Persuasion Theory to the Development Of Effective Proenvironmental Public Service Announcements: Renee J. Bator, State University of New York, Plattsburgh; Robert B. Cialdini, Arizona State University. 4. Promoting Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing: Doug McKenzie-Mohr, St. Thomas University. Part VI: Environmentalism and Public Policy: 1. Environmental Justice: Grassroots Activism and Its Impact on Public Policy Decision Making: Robert D. Bullard and Glenn S. Johnson, Clark Atlanta University.