Gomes and Allen D. In its classic form, it is the inability to concentrate on whatever society thinks the child should be paying attention to at the moment — usually schoolwork or adults. Environmentalists, when they try to focus the minds of some members of the public, particularly politicians, on environmental issues, often seem to be in the same position as teachers trying to get Johnny to read the whole page and think about it. Johnny will look at the page, but within moments his attention will wander — to the window, to Susie, to Fred, to the floor, back briefly to his book, and so on.

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Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth/Healing the Mind

Perhaps the psychopathology of modernity is the disconnect between the psyche of nature and the human psyche. We are living in an era where the material aspects of nature are emphasized and exploited for short term economic gain. This is most likely due to our modern disenchanted world view. Technology is the crown of the Enlightenment, but when man removes himself from the Tao, he steps into a void, where human nature begins to Every era throughout history goes through a kind of insanity. Technology is the crown of the Enlightenment, but when man removes himself from the Tao, he steps into a void, where human nature begins to resemble something artificial. Cultural and individual wholeness can only take place when we recognize that we are an integral part of the environment. This book provides dozens of perspectives on how this can be accomplished.



History Edit Theodore Roszak is credited with coining the term "ecopsychology" in his book The Voice of the Earth, although a group of psychologists and environmentalists, including Mary Gomes and Allen Kanner, were independently using the term to at the same time. Roszak, Gomes and Kanner later expanded the idea in the anthology Ecopsychology. The latter was one of the first books to use phenomenology to look at environmentalism , and examine experiencing nature and the negative effect of literacy upon that. Wilson ; that humans have an instinct to emotionally connect with nature. Please review the contents of the section and add the appropriate references if you can. Unsourced or poorly sourced material may be challenged and removed. November This section relies largely or entirely on a single source.

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