Environmental psychology and the geographies of ethical and sustainable consumption: Aligning, triangulating, challenging?

Kersty Hobson*

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    Abstract

    Human geographers' research into lay responses to burgeoning environmental issues has highlighted their mediated and contingent constitution. Situated within the discipline's cultural turn, this work has challenged prevailing informational and cognitive approaches to sustainability. In doing so, however, potentially informative concepts and findings from environmental psychology have been sidelined. In this paper I attempt a modest allying of the two sub-disciplines, outlining their differences and similarities, and arguing that environmental psychology can triangulate with human geography, as well as challenge tendencies within human geography literatures to simplify the 'psychological' subject.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)292-300
    Number of pages9
    JournalArea
    Volume38
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006

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