An Ecological Approach to Psychology

  title={An Ecological Approach to Psychology},
  author={Harry Heft},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={162 - 167}
  • Harry Heft
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
Even though the term “ecology” was introduced into scientific discourse in the 1860s, and by century's end much of experimental psychology had embraced an evolutionary perspective, it took more than another half century before proposals for an ecological psychology began to appear. Even so, ecological psychology was marginalized from the mainstream of the discipline, and it remains so today. This disjunction between psychology's embrace of evolutionary theory and its resistance to ecological… Expand
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