The International Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology began as a project of Thomas Teo’s some time ago and my friend and mentor Michelle Fine connected me to this project. Critical psychology is a branch of psychology that draws upon critical theory, i.e. theory that challenges mainstream thinking in order to work toward social justice. Critical psychology can most readily be found in members of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues: SPSSI. As an environmental psychologist and critical psychologist, I was eager to contribute. While I originally aimed to produce an entry on queer work, the absence of an entry on environmental psychology was a key hole to fill.
I am pleased to share that my entry, “Environmental Psychology,” in the International Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology is now published. For those of you new to environmental psychology or environmental social science, seasoned obsessionists, or fans of The People, Place, and Space Reader, you may find this of interest. Enjoy!
2014. Gieseking, J. “Environmental Psychology.” In T. Teo, M. Barnes, Z. Gao, M. Kaiser, R. Sheivari, and B. Zabinski, eds. International Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. New York: Springer, 587-593.