Ecological Psychology   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

TSC 6500 - Ecological Psychology

Humans endanger species, ecosystems, and themselves by altering, depleting, and poisoning our planet. Students of sustainability, social transformation, organizational leadership, psychotherapy, consciousness, and spirituality may benefit from developing an ecopsychological perspective. The course should serve all students concerned with how humans created the current environmental crisis and how to resolve it. The course should also be helpful to clinicians whose clients are physically and emotionally harmed by their absence of connection to their life supporting habitats, and whose behavior toward the environment adds to human suffering and to business managers intending to become more effective green leaders. Finally, the course should be useful for advocates for animals, for wildlife, environmental preservation and low impact lifestyles and local community productivity by introducing key concepts about human nature and the human capacity to influence the environmental crisis. 3 credit(s)