Chapter 6 The Systemic Psychological Description of Ecological Consciousness in the Context of Global Environmental Problems

Irina Shmeleva

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Abstract

The author draws attention to the importance of understanding the ecologcial consciousness at atime of intensification of global environmental problems and the need to constructively apply collective efforts to solve them. The author explores the idea of ecological consiousness as a focus of interdisiplinary research in philosophy, social sciences, various branches of psychology, and political thinking. The conceptual model of ecological consciousness is based on methodology for systemic psychological descriprion of complex phenomena. The principal components of the model,morphology and axiology are discussed in detailes, particular attention is paid to the environmnetal values and three component structure of environmnetal values. The results of empirical reserach on environmnetal values in different target groups are presented,soecific features of Russian environmental policies are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability Analysis: Interdisciplinary Approach. Edited by Stanislav Shmelev and Irina Shmeleva
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Pages334 стр., 129-148
ISBN (Print)978-0230355248
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ecological consiousness
  • environmnetal values
  • sustemic description? political thinking
  • environmnetal policy

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