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Implications for the Future
Environmental Psychology
February 20, 2012

Environmental issues have become a norm in today’s society but that does not have to be the case. There are so many situations and relationships that occur between psychology and the preservation of the environment that will be discussed. Environmental issues and problems can be resolved but the willingness must be present. Creating a solution for waste management is just the start of helping resolve environmental problems. There are also economic, political and legal barriers that become present when trying to create a solution for waste management but having a clear understanding of them is vital. Having a resolution and a proposed outcome one how useful waste management is for our environment and how successfully addressing this issue will be beneficial to our environment will also be discussed. Relationship between Psychology and the Preservation

The relationship between psychology and the environment has been questioned for many years. Just how does a field like psychology fit into the problems that the world and society are facing on a daily basis? One of the answers comes in the form of one type of psychology and that is in the field of environmental psychology. The direct study of the relationship between our environment and how it then affects the humans and even animals within that environment is what an environmental psychologist studies. There are studies done that help to find ways the problems that are facing the environment are solved which makes this type or field of psychology important. The problems that are found by environmental psychologist show the psychological side. Such problems like crowding, noise, pollution and even waste control are all environmental problems that have been identified. Creating a model in which a solution can be placed in society will become the job of the environmental psychologist and they then will help with...
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