Ecological Psychology

  • Manuel Heras-Escribano
Part of the New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science book series (NDPCS)


In this chapter, I offer an overview of the main principles and innovations of ecological psychology. First, I introduce the central commitments: embodiment, situatedness, and non-representationalism. Then, I focus on the main concepts of the ecological approach (the organism–environment system, ecological information, and specificity), showing that affordances can only be properly understood within this ecological framework.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Heras-Escribano
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  1. 1.IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind, and SocietyUniversity of the Basque CountrySan SebastiánSpain

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