Academics

PSY 180M/380M/ENV 180M/380M

Course Description:

This course will explore the relationship between humans and nature. We will travel to New Zealand to take advantage of the unique conservation efforts and challenges in this country as well as the wealth of natural resources and ecotourism. We will examine three main questions integrating environmental studies and psychology: 1) why humans decide to preserve nature, 2) how nature can influence human cognition and emotion, and 3) the psychology of promoting conservation efforts. Through the use of naturalistic experiments, daily blogging, and analyzing the value of ecotourism activities such as cave tubing and glacier kayaking, we will explore the unique interactions between humans and nature. 

Instructor(s):

Dr. Natashia Swalve and Dr. Amanda Harwood

Location(s):

New Zealand

Prerequisite(s):

TBA

Course Fee:

TBA

Limit:

28