Myers, Russell write chapters in new book on environmental and conservation psychology

Western Washington University professors Gene Myers (Environmental Studies) and Keith Russell (PEHR) wrote separate chapters in the recently published "The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology" from Oxford University Press. Myers' chapter, titled "Children and nature," runs from page 113 to page 127. Russell's chapter, "The therapeutic use of nature," runs on pages 428 through 445.

The book, according to the description on the Oxford University Press website, includes basic research on environmental perceptions, attitudes and values; research on specific environments, such as therapeutic settings, schools and prisons; environmental impacts on human well-being; and ways to promote a more sustainable relationship between people and the natural environment.