Psychology and Sustainability: An Introduction

McKenzie-Mohr, D. & Oskamp, S. (1995). Psychology and Sustainability: An Introduction. Journal of Social Issues, 51, 4, 1-14.

A special issue on psychology and the promotion of a sustainable future. Topics discussed include sustainability as a social vision; education, the media, and tax reform as priorities for a sustainable future; changes in Euro-American values needed for sustainability; a just and sustainable economic order; psychological, cultural, and informational barriers to sustainability; whether affluence is a prerequisite for global concern for the environment; determinants of responsible environmental behavior;resource conservation and recycling; how behaviorism and humanism can be integrated for environmental protection; the promotion of a sustainable future through consumer activism; and applying social psychology to avoid ecological disaster.

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