Environmental Problem Solving

Psychosocial Barriers to Adaptive Change

  • Alan┬áMiller

Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alan Miller
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 231-239

About this book


Human influences create both environmental problems and barriers to effective policy aimed at addressing those problems. In effect, environmental managers manage people as much as they manage the environment. Therefore, they must gain an understanding of the psychological and sociopolitical dimensions of environmental problems that they are attempting to resolve. In Environmental Problem Solving, Alan Miller reappraises conventional analyses of environmental problems using lessons from the psychosocial disciplines. He combines the disciplines of ecology, political sociology and psychology to produce a more adaptive approach to problem-solving that is specifically geared toward the environmetal field. Numerous case studies demonstrate the practical application of theory in a way that is useful to technical and scientific professionals as well as to policy makers and planners. Alan Miller is Professor of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Alan┬áMiller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-40297-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1440-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6161
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