Högre seminariet med Terry Hartig
- Datum: –17.00
- Plats: Engelska parken Segerstedtrummet (2-1026)
- Föreläsare: Terry Hartig, Professor i miljöpsykologi vid Institutet för bostads- och urbanforskning (IBF), Uppsala universitet.
- Arrangör: Sociologiska institutionen
- Kontaktperson: Miia Bask
Titel: What nature? Whose nature? Our nature?
Abstract: “Nature” has diverse meanings, each with its referents. Those working in environmental psychology and allied fields favor some of those meanings, using them and attending to their referents in particular ways. Other meanings see less use, despite their relevance, and their referents receive relatively little attention. I will consider some meanings of “nature” and some problems that their use or neglect has had for environment-behavior-design research. Those problems involve forms of insensitivity or blindness – to some ubiquitous and behaviorally influential natural phenomena, to historical and cultural contingencies of restorative benefits of nature experience, and to limitations of evolutionary assumptions commonly invoked in discussions of such benefits. Awareness of these problems will support further development in theory and methods useful for the study of human-nature relations.