Navigation Links
Devastating psychological effects of BP Gulf disaster are explored in Ecopsychology journal
Date:8/30/2010

New Rochelle, NY, August 30, 2010Anger, depression, and helplessness are the main psychological responses being seen in response to the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and they are likely to have long-lasting effects, according to an interview in Ecopsychology, a peer-reviewed, online journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). The interview is available free online at www.liebertpub.com/eco

The anger being expressed in response to the recent BP oil rig explosion and resulting spill of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico is "a way of masking the really unfathomable and profound despair that is just under the surface as we watch this catastrophe unfold," says Deborah Du Nann Winter, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA). In an interview published in Ecopsychology and conducted by Editorial Board member Susan Koger, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Willamette University in Salem, OR, Winter predicts a great deal of chronic depression, withdrawal, and lack of functioning among not only people directly affected by the events in the Gulf, but also people nationwide and globally who identify or empathize with their circumstances.

Describing the oil spill as "the absolutely worst 'environmental' disaster" in the history of the United States, Winter discusses her own personal attempts to deal with the negative emotions she is experiencing by focusing at times on hopeful, positive feelings related to the "tremendous self-sacrifice and generosity of spirit" among those affected by the spill and those helping to contain it and clean up the oil.

With the hope that the BP spill, with all the damage and suffering it is causing, will stimulate renewed environmental activism and changes in attitudes and behaviors, Winter says, "this disaster is probably jus
'/>"/>

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2156
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Genes from sweet pepper to fortify African banana against devastating wilt disease
2. Geraniums could help control devastating Japanese beetle
3. CSHL scientists use next-gen sequencing to rapidly discover genetic cause of devastating disorder
4. UGA researchers lead team in discovery involving devastating freshwater fish parasite, Ich
5. U of M study finds new insight on therapy for a devastating parasitic disease
6. Changing climate will lead to devastating loss of phosphorus from soil
7. Scientists gather to protect global food security from return of devastating wheat fungus
8. New drug holds out promise of normal diet for sufferers of devastating PKU genetic disease
9. Social ecology: Lost and found in psychological science
10. New psychological intervention program shows promise in helping those with bowel diseases
11. Eczema in early childhood and psychological problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Devastating psychological effects of BP Gulf disaster are explored in Ecopsychology journal
(Date:8/20/2014)... -  Issue Serious allergic reactions to ... threatening for some children.    What you should ... food allergies and this number may be increasing, especially among ... to have food allergies.  The symptoms of ... to breathing difficulties and loss of consciousness. Symptoms can also ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... outcomes of approximately 3 million infants, a team of ... University of Massachusetts Medical School, have shown that newborn ... implemented across public health newborn screening programs. Data from ... issue of the Journal of the American Medical ... SCID in newborns is higher than previously thought and ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... UK scientists have discovered that acral melanomas the rare ... death are genetically distinct from other more common types ... published in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research ... the hands, soles of the feet, nail-beds and other hairless ... melanoma, it,s not caused by UV damage from the sun. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Information Update - Allergens and food safety at school - What's in your child's lunch? 2Information Update - Allergens and food safety at school - What's in your child's lunch? 3Newborn screening expansion offers early diagnosis and treatment to infants with SCID 2Newborn screening expansion offers early diagnosis and treatment to infants with SCID 3Scientists learn more about rare skin cancer that killed Bob Marley 2
... are urgently needed in resource-limited countries. A ... Microbiology colloquium, "Bringing the Lab to the Patient: ... the challenges inherent in bringing new medical devices ... where they are needed most. Point-of-care diagnostics (POCTs) ...
... helped open a new door of possibility in the high-stakes ... an international team, the scientists including Stanford Woods Institute ... found a way to create future ocean conditions in a ... the device can mimic the composition of the future ocean ...
... world dolomite is quite common. More than 90 percent of ... first described scientifically in the 18th century. But who would ... not fully understood, although geologists are aware of large deposits ... years. The process of recent primary dolomite formation is restricted ...
Cached Biology News:Report addresses challenges in implementing new diagnostic tests where they are needed most 2Stanford researchers help predict the oceans of the future with a mini-lab 2How does dolomite form? 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... Conference is being held on October 29-30 in ... perspectives from industry, academic and government researchers and clinicians ... in the space. , In the twelve years ... one hundred therapies have been introduced with pharmacogenetic information ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , Aug. 20, 2014 ... UCSD highlights the transformative collaboration between the school,s ... (IoT).  As part of the Intel® Software Academic ... between computer sciences and the human body.  ... The study exhibits the work of ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Cranford, NJ (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... solutions, announced today that it has expanded its myPROpad™ ... of the EQ-5D-5L, one of the most widely ... for measuring general health status. The EQ-5D is used ... to generate a measure that can be used to ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 One of the major ... an inadequate vascular supply. Nutrient and gas transport ... is critical for successful regeneration and integration into ... deficiencies in vascularization and promote angiogenesis in a ... scaffold design and architecture, and enhancing scaffolds with ...
Breaking Biology Technology:6th Annual Personalized and Precision Medicine Conference Bringing Together Thought Leaders to Discuss Clinical Implementation, Dx Reimbursement, Big Data, and Sequencing 2Intel and University of San Diego Bioengineering Department Release Case Study on Health Sciences Research 2EQ-5D™ Assessment Now Available for iPad 2Vascularization in Tissue Engineering Highlighted at 12th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science 2
... deCODE genetics,(Nasdaq: DCGN ) today ... laboratory, which processes the company,s deCODEme(TM) personal,genome ... several common,diseases, has been accredited by the ... inspection. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and ...
... to Launch into High Growth Brazilian Market for ... Aesthera announced today the receipt of ANVISA clearance ... platforms in Brazil. ANVISA (Agencia Nacional de ... and regulatory agency charged with clearing all applications ...
... in Groton , Connecticut MORRISVILLE, ... contract manufacturer of APIs, intermediates and Drug Products to the ... pleased to announce the recent award by Pfizer Inc. as ... at Pfizer,s Groton, Connecticut R&D center on May 1, 2009. ...
Cached Biology Technology:deCODE Genotyping Laboratory Receives College of American Pathologists Accreditation 2deCODE Genotyping Laboratory Receives College of American Pathologists Accreditation 3deCODE Genotyping Laboratory Receives College of American Pathologists Accreditation 4Aesthera Announces ANVISA Clearance to Market Photopneumatic Platforms in Brazil 2Aesthera Announces ANVISA Clearance to Market Photopneumatic Platforms in Brazil 3Pfizer Global R&D Presents 2008 Top Intermediates CMO Award to Asymchem 2
Antibody specific for trimethyl-Lys27 of histone H3. Mouse monoclonal. Antigen: Synthetic peptide derived from histone H3, trimethylated at lysine 27...
DL-Dithiothreitol (Clelands Reagent) ,PROTEASE FREE!! ,Molecular Biology Grade ,PRODUCT MUST SHIP NEXT DAY DURING HOT SUMMER MONTHS. ,C 4 H 10 O 2 S 2 ,Molecular Weight: 154.25 ,CAS RN: [27565-...
DTT 50 l...
...
Biology Products: