Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2016)
Encouraging environmental protective behavior through Environmental Education
Author(s): Dr. Brijraj singh, Neha Gupta
Abstract: Environmental value strongly depends on human behaviour patterns. We review the role and the potential of environmental education for understanding and promoting environmental protective behaviour. A general framework is planned, comprising: (1) identification of the behaviour to be changed, (2) examination of the main factors underlying this behaviour, (3) design and application of interventions to change behaviour to reduce environmental impact, and (4) evaluation of the effects of interventions. We discuss how environmental psychologists empirically studied these four topics, identify apparent shortcomings so far, and indicate major issues for future research.