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ENV431E - Environmental Psychology

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Peter Cock


Not offered in 2007


The unit draws on the experience of the first peoples of the world, the hunter-gatherers, particularly in Australia and America. It examines how their experience with nature can reveal the possibility of a mutually enriching relationship between western socialised humans and Gaia. The work of deep ecology, ecofeminism, creation spirituality and Jungian psychology is drawn on to explore different environments as a source of psychological insight and well-being. The unit also examines the effect on our psyche of the built environment.


Research report (2000 words): 35%
Book review (500 words): 10%
A journal: 20%
Three practical reports (500 words each): 35%

Contact hours

2 hour lecture/workshop per week and 2 day field trip