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Children and Nature: Psychological, Sociocultural, and Evolutionary Investigations
Format: Book
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2001
Publisher: MIT Press
Place of Publication: Cambridge, Mass
Sources ID: 34786
Notes: xix, 348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Visibility: Public (group default)
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Children and Nature incorporates research from cognitive science, developmental psychology, ecology, education, environmental studies, evolutionary psychology, political science, primatology, psychiatry, and social psychology. The authors examine the evolutionary significance of nature during childhood; the formation of children's conceptions, values, and sympathies toward the natural world; how contact with nature affects children's physical and mental development; and the educational and political consequences of the weakened childhood experience of nature in modern society.