Archive for the “Psychology of the Environment” Category

There’s been a fair amount of media buzz lately about activist/journalist Naomi Klein. This led me to check out her views and methods. Here’s an interview with Klein by Bill Moyers (actually, it’s the first half of the one-hour show), which helps understand where she and her compatriots are coming from. One of the things […]

This might be an example of everybody trying to get a piece of the environmental act. Now there’s a study out of UC Berkeley, with results apparently demonstrating that conflict, including domestic violence and ethnic violence, was heightened as temperatures rose.

I never knew there were so many phobias, until I found The Phobia List.  It’s a loooong list. A few samples: Androphobia- Fear of men. Apeirophobia- Fear of infinity. Chorophobia- Fear of dancing. Gynephobia or Gynophobia- Fear of women. Hamartophobia- Fear of sinning. Mycrophobia- Fear of small things. Novercaphobia- Fear of your step-mother. Nucleomituphobia- Fear […]

I’ve been thinking lately about how we make decisions, or let others make them for us, about important matters such as building more nuclear power plants and where, or whether and how growth should go forward, or how to manage finite resources such as water supplies. Many aspects of these decisions are governed by elected […]