A cross-disciplinary study of psychology, theology, economics and environmental science, this text presents an overview of the human beliefs and institutions that have led to the emerging global ecological threats. By viewing societal institutions and the psychology that spawns them, George Howard aims to get to the root causes of global ecological crises and provides a roadmap for changing the disastrous course that humans face. With detailed descriptions of economic and psychological methods that lead to the choices that society has made, Howard puts forth his vision for society's path in an argument for changing the course of economic and environmental policies practised by the governments of the world today.
George S. Howard is professor of psychology and Morahan Director of the Core Course Program at the University of Notre Dame. A researcher in applied psychology and research methods, he has written numerous books and articles including, Basic Research Methods in the Social Sciences and Ecological Psychology: Creating a More Earth-Friendly Human Nature. Howard is a Faculty Fellow in both the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame.