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ecopsychology's Journal

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Discussing ecopsychology, environmental psychology, and related topics
Ecopsychology, as the name suggests, blends ecological concerns with human psychological practices. A relatively new field synthesized in the past couple of decades, ecopsychology seeks to bring the dimension of ecology and the human relationship to the environment to psychology in theory and practice, both in research and in the therapeutic setting. The basic premise of ecopsychology is that a healthy connection to the natural world is vital for a healthy psychological state, and that many of our psychological illnesses both as individuals and as societies are due to a deep disconnection from Nature. Ecopsychology is not a strict area of psychology in the same way that, say, cognitive-behavioral therapy or Gestalt therapy may be considered. Rather, while it has certain concepts and areas of focus that are central to it, it lends itself well to numerous forms of psychological theory and practice.

For more information:

T. Roszak. The voice of the Earth: An exploration of ecopsychology. 1993 Touchstone, New York.
T. Roszak, M.E. Gomes, A.D. Kanner (Eds). Ecopsychology, restoring the earth healing the mind. 1995 Sierra Club Books, San Francisco.
D.D. Winter. Ecological Psychology: Healing the split between planet and self. 1996 Harper Collins, New York.
B. Plotkin. Nature and the human soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World. 2007 New World Library.
D.D. Winter and S.M. Koger. The psychology of environmental problems. 2003 Lawrence Erlbaum.

Ecopsychology: a peer-reviewed online journal
Seeds for Thought: An Ecopsychology Journal