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App_d_environment - Applying Social Psychology to the Environment Anacostia River Washington D.C Is this an isolated case or are there

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Applying Social Psychology to the Environment Anacostia River, Washington, D.C. Is this an isolated case, or are there environmental problems that affect all of us? Are we doing things that will make our world significantly less hospitable? How have we allowed the human and natural environment to become so dangerous?
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Four Types of Environmental Problems Overpopulation Affect of natural and technological factors on the quality of the environment Scarcity of natural resources Environmental disasters
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Barriers to Solving Environmental Problems Global problem Rate of environmental deterioration has increased rapidly in the past few decades Fixing these problems can be costly It may take years of misuse before the problem becomes apparent to everyone There are those who think these problems are insurmountable Achieving Sustainability video (Karl-Henrick Robert) http://www.bigpicture.tv/videos/watch/621bf66dd
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Tradeoffs - The Tragedy of the Commons Short-term personal goals conflict with long-term societal needs Three types of social traps Individual good-collective bad trap (OK for me, not you) One-person trap (consequences bad for indiv.) Missing hero trap (information is withheld) Strategies to avoid commons dilemma Change consequences of the behavior to the individuals
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course PSC 78918 taught by Professor Dawnteearly during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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