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  Pacifica Graduate Institute | Alumni Affairs | James Hillman Receives Medal of The Presidency of the Italian Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I believe this is the only important question for psychology today [—psychology which still attracts hundreds of thousands if not millions the world over of bright young students into university classrooms, experimental laboratories, and even more numbers of all ages seeking help in clinics, counseling centers and private consulting rooms of therapists of every stripe].
The compound word psyche-logos declares psychology is the study of the soul, yet since the very inception of this discipline the psyche has been confined wholly to the human, placed inside the human skin, and denied existence anywhere apart from the human.
Psychology’s task is to rebuild its learning and its therapies on these ecological archetypals, so that the great wide world and its beings can never be outside its purview.
www.online.pacifica.edu /alumni/facultyynews/medalhillman   (1412 words)

 Ecological psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ecological psychology (EP) is a term claimed by a number of schools of psychology.
It should be noted that whereas Gibsonian psychology is always termed Ecological Psychology, the work of Barker (and his followers) is also known as Environmental Psychology.
In his classic work "Ecological Psychology" (1968) he argued that human behaviour was radically situated: in other words, you couldn't make predictions about human behaviour unless you know what situation or context or environment the human in question was in.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ecological_psychology   (431 words)

The Psychology Department is regarded as one of the premier departments of the University.
Psychology faculty and students have been among the most active users of the Libraries' new Electronic Document Delivery service, even before that service was announced and publicized.
The Psychology liaison maintains a web page for Psychology resources that promotes locally licensed electronic resources and provides a starting place for students and faculty seeking local, national, and international web resources of various sorts, including the APA's website (http://www.apa.org) and Resource Discovery Network in the UK (http://www.sosig.ac.uk/vts/psychologist/index.htm).
www.lib.uconn.edu /about/policies/collections/psychology.htm   (2645 words)

 ISEP - The International Society for Ecological Psychology: Journal
Ecological Psychology, the journal of the International Society for Ecological Psychology, publishes original articles that contribute to the understanding of psychological and behavioral processes as they occur within the ecological constraints of animal-environment systems.
The scope of ecological psychology includes problems of perception action, cognition, communication, learning, development, and evolution in all species, to the extent that those problems derive from a consideration of whole animal-environment systems, rather than animals or their environments in isolation from each other.
Significant contributions to ecological psychology have come from human experimental psychology, developmental psychology, animal behavior, human factors (ergonomics), social psychology, applied mathematics, fine arts, architecture, communications, computer science, philosophy, physical education (kinesiology), physical therapy, speech and hearing, and vision research.
www.trincoll.edu /depts/ecopsyc/isep/journal.html   (647 words)

 Cognitive Psychology Arena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We'll be making all of LEA's Cognitive Psychology books and journals available on this arena early in 2007, but in the meantime you can continue to order LEA titles from www.erlbaum.com.
Psychology Press and Routledge publish a group of core psychology journals all of which are available online.
Psychology Press and Routledge publish numerous academic peer-reviewed journals in academic psychology, while the Taylor and Francis group as a whole publish over 950 journals.
www.cognitivepsychologyarena.com   (1206 words)

 Ecological interface design - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ecological interface design was proposed as a framework for interface design by Kim Vicente and Jens Rasmussen in the late 80s and early 90s following extensive research into human-system reliability at the Risø National Laboratory in Denmark (Rasmussen and Vicente, 1989; Vicente, 2001).
The term ecological in EID originates from a school of psychology developed by James J. Gibson known as ecological psychology.
EID borrows from ecological psychology in that the constraints and relationships of the work environment in a complex system are reflected perceptually (through an interface) in order to shape user behaviour.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ecological_interface_design   (1915 words)

 Green Psychology
I prefer the term green psychology to ecopsychology, which is presently gaining considerable currency largely owing to Theodore Roszak's brilliant work in Voice of the Earth.
The absence of any consideration given to the ecological basis of human life in textbooks and theories of psychology is startling: it's as if we lived in a vacuum or a space capsule.
In the twentieth century, as the pace of worldwide ecological destruction and the loss of species diversity has accelerated under the relentless onslaught of technological industrialism, such critiques have taken on a tone of urgency verging on desperation.
www.innerself.com /Environmental/green_psychology.htm   (1375 words)

 Ecological Models Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ecological models provide a mechanism for linking health promotion and health protection emphasizing a shared framework for change targeted at individual behaviors and the environment.
As early as mid 1800's, ecological factors such as poverty and social class were studied in relation to health/disease, i.e., typhus epidemic.
The Ecological Model is applied to analyze the effects that the urban environment has had in these children.
www.med.usf.edu /~kmbrown/Ecological_Models_Overview.htm   (1696 words)

 The ecological spproach to perception and action - Human Factors Research Lab
It is a general theory of the perception and control of behavior; general in the sense that it aspires to describe, explain, and predict perception and action by all animals in all situations, at all ages.
Ecological psychology has its origins in the work of James and Eleanor Gibson, who emphasized direct perception via the detection of higher-order stimulus variables, as opposed to a reductionist, constructivist-representational account of perception.
The ecological approach focuses on the perception and control of behaviors that occur naturally, that is, outside the laboratory.
education.umn.edu /kls/research/hfrl/Students/ecological_action.html   (252 words)

 The Ecological Niche
My strategy in what follows will be, via a long detour through Gestalt psychology and ecological psychology, to show what sort of conception of world and environment is needed in order to make sense of this compatibility.
For Gibson's ecological perspective is in other respects very close to representationalist and constructionist theories of a distinctly idealist stripe.
We are concerned, rather, with the ontological underpinnings of the ecological theories of Gibson and Barker, a detailed formal treatment of which is to be found in Smith and Varzi 1999.
ontology.buffalo.edu /smith/articles/environmentofmind.htm   (3711 words)

 ECOPSYCHOLOGY ON-LINE: Introducing Ecopsychology
She is the author of the first, comprehensive, textbook study of ecopsychology Ecological Psychology: Healing the Split between Planet and Self.
Psychology is the study of the psyche or soul.
One might consider aspects of an ecological self such as E. Sampson's "ensembled individualism," or sociocentrism, biocentrism, and other "trans" personal concepts of the self that are also to be found in non-Western cultures worldwide.
ecopsychology.athabascau.ca /0597/intro.htm   (1778 words)

 Ecological Psychology
Students will engage in a critical discourse of ideas surrounding research and practice in psychology, including ethical decision-making using case studies from films.
To explore major perspectives and seminal ideas in the discipline of psychology as they are portrayed and sometimes critiqued in film.
To engage in a discourse on ethics related to research and practice of psychology on animal and human subjects.
www.ccis.edu /courses/psyc333a   (382 words)

 Chapter 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since community psychology research is carried out in community settings with community partners, it stands in contrast to the mechanistic approach of experimental psychology and other basic sciences that is conducted in laboratory settings in which the variables under study are tightly controlled.
Inattention to the macro level of analysis is not a limitation of the ecological perspective, but rather a gap in the extent to which community psychologists have focused on larger social structures.
According to this definition, mental health is defined ecologically in terms of transactions between the individual and his or her environment, not just in terms of qualities of the individual.
people.vanderbilt.edu /~isaac.prilleltensky/chapfour.htm   (8299 words)

 The WSCR Archive: Mark Fettes: "Critical Realism and Ecological Psychology"
Within the framework of ecological psychology, however, it can be seen to constitute a particular kind of prospective awareness, one that humans possess to an exceptional degree.
Literal cognition rests on ecological integration, with individuals relying on the constant feedback from their environment to guide their awareness; imaginative awareness is built on novel schematic projection within the individual.
In the framework of ecological psychology, learning when and how to achieve shared awareness with another person is a vital skill that children begin to acquire soon after birth.
www.raggedclaws.com /criticalrealism/archive/mfettes_crep.html   (5011 words)

 cognitive affordance
Gibson's (1972) ecological approach to perception is a radical departure from the conventional approach.
Even Gibson himself envisioned the implications of his ecological psychology for other domains of psychology and even for philosophy, especially in his theory of affordances, which will be analyzed in detail in the rest of this chapter.
Gibson's ecological psychology has also been used to develop a linguistic theory of situations (Barwise and Perry, 1983) and to study situated cognition and ecological visulization (Lewis, 1990b).
acad88.sahs.uth.tmc.edu /courses/hi6301/affordance.html   (2449 words)

 Welcome to the SCBG-Cultural Programs - Creative Awareness Programs
Psychology, so dedicated to awakening human consciousness, needs to wake up to one of the most ancient human truths: we cannot be studied or cured apart from the planet.
Applied ecological psychology is a process that empowers individuals through practices activities to become aware of how our environment affects our psyche and behavior, and how daily conscious contact with Nature is necessary for optimum personal empowerment and physical health.
Ernie's participation in applied ecological psychology began in 1993 when he was introduced to Michael J. Cohen, Ed.D., founder and director of Project NatureConnect, a distance learning degree programand continuing education workshop from The Institute of Global Education, a United Nations Non-Governmental organization.
www.clemson.edu /scbg/pages/culture/wkshp/wrkshp1.htm   (1327 words)

 Psychology Courses at the Graduate Center
This course is a continuation of Research Methods and Ethics in Environmental Psychology I, covering the major research techniques used in Environmental Psychology, the rationale for their use, their strengths and limitations and ethical concerns.
The research on the political socialization of children in psychology will be subjected to a critique from the broader perspective of children's experiences of patterns of authority and power in their daily lives.
Psychology today is clearly a discipline in search of its own identity and status among other sciences as well as the ways to strengthen its role in society at large.
web.gc.cuny.edu /Psychology/coursess05.htm   (10892 words)

 LILA -> Ecopsychology: Where does it fit in psychology?
Ecopsychology accepts the reality of this ecological crisis and suggests that there is also a spiritual or psychological crisis resulting from our separation from the more-than-human world.
It is confusing, though, that the phrase "ecological psychology" has been used as the title of a book about ecopsychology (Winter, 1996) and another book about energy conservation and recycling (Howard, 1997).
In its emphasis on ecology and relationship, ecopsychology seems to reject dynamic psychology's traditional emphasis on the individual self and scientific psychology's mode of explanation in terms of simple cause-effect relationships.
www.lila.info /document_view.phtml?document_id=18   (2138 words)

 What is Environmental Psychology?
Although it's an involved field, the field of environmental psychology can be best summarized as an interdisciplinary science that focuses on the interplay between human beings and their surrounding environment, both at the micro or macro levels.
The science of environmental psychology encompasses a number of areas, including such disciplines as architectural and ecological psychology, environmental design and sociology, and social ecology.
The overall purpose of environmental psychology is to help various design professionals (such as architects, interior designers, and urban planners) work together to improve the overall human environment, both at the personal living space level (micro level) and at the larger, all-encompassing level (macro level).
environmentpsychology.com /environmental_psychology.htm   (380 words)

 Ecopsychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The planet's ecological health is directly related to the mental health of its inhabitants.
This field is attempting to heal the planet and its inhabitants by delving deeply into the core personality issues in an attempt to understand environmental behavior.
It is an explicitly moral psychology with the goal of discovering how people can connect with the natural world in ways that are healthy and sustainable both for people and for the planet.
www.wcupa.edu /_ACADEMICS/sch_cas.psy/Career_Paths/Environmental/subfield1.htm   (213 words)

 "Faculty -- Psychology Department, Denison University, Granville, OH 43023"
I have recently published a book concerning the theoretical foundations of ecological psychology and some of its connections to current work in cultural psychology.
Some of my research has examined the process by which humans find their way through the environment, and my focus here has involved attempting to identify the environmental information that is utilized in learning a path or route.
Heft, H. Ecological psychology in context: James Gibson, Roger Baker, and the legacy of William James's radical empiricism.
www.denison.edu /psych/profbios/heft.html   (507 words)

 Dr. Brookins' Principles and Practice of Ecological/Community Psychology
Psychology 509 is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop and refine their thinking about social problem solving and community research methods.
The focus will be on introducing the student to the historical and conceptual foundations of ecological and community psychology.
Goodstein, L. D., and Sandler, I. Using psychology to promote human welfare: A conceptual analysis of the role of community psychology.
www.communitypsychology.net /courses/brookins.html   (3760 words)

 CESPA : General Information
The task of identifying general principles at the ecological scale poses new and exciting challenges to be met by the development of novel tactics within an inter-disciplinary framework.
In 1987, the Board of Trustees established the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action (the focal laboratories are described in the Research Labs section).
Students in Ecological Psychology at the University of Connecticut will confront conceptual and methodological topics that are at the cutting edge of cognitive science in a program that has long led the way in the development of many of those same topics.
ione.psy.uconn.edu /~cespaweb/info.html   (531 words)

 Outline of Environmental Psychology
This page is part of a site for the Environmental Psychology course I teach.
This outline is meant to be a braod overview of the the topics of most interest to environmental psychologists.
A discussion of what the various areas of psychology have to contribute to "healing the split between planet and self" and dealing with environmental problems.
clem.mscd.edu /~davisj/ep/envpsy.html   (154 words)

 A Framework for Organizing the Scholarship of Campus Ecology
The purpose of this article is two-fold: (1) to bring together the body of work related to the development and application of the campus ecology movement in college and university student affairs work, and (2) to present this literature within a conceptual framework.
This section of resources pertains to the general application of the campus ecology perspective to the assessment and design processes applicable to the college environment.
Banning, J. H., and Cunard, M. An ecological perspective of buildings and behavior: Implications for the renovation and construction of the college union.
www.colostate.edu /Depts/SAHE/JOURNAL2/2001/Framework.htm   (3050 words)

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