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Premier issue of Ecopsychology launched by Mary Ann Liebert Inc. publishers
Date:4/21/2009

ment of his wilderness expedition program at the university and explores the development of an authentic language of human-nature relationships. Martin Jordan probes the link between how humans react to intimacy or early interpersonal attachments and their later relationship with nature. In the article entitled "Nature and SelfAn Ambivalent Attachment?," Jordan argues that this ambivalence arises from fundamental problems of human dependency and vulnerability, which have given rise to the current ecological crisis.

Until decision-making based on sustainability is the norm, promoting green behavior will require making people mindful of their interdependence with nature, propose Elise Amel, Christie Manning, and Britain Scott in the article, "Mindfulness and Sustainable Behavior: Pondering Attention and Awareness as Means for Increasing Green Behavior." Researcher Peter Kahn, Jr. reflects on his experiences of wilderness in his essay, "Cohabitating with the Wild," and ponders what it means for modern humans to be in contact with their own wildness as they strive to be healthy individuals.

Martin Milton initiates a dialog based on published research on the role of the natural world and humankind's relationship to nature in clinical psychological practice. His article, "Waking up to Nature: Exploring a New Direction for Psychological Practice," encourages professional practice based on the knowledge of how humanity's link to nature affects individuals' psychological and physical well-being. How and where the term ecopsychology appears in the academic literature is the focus of a report by Miles Thompson entitled, "Reviewing Ecopsychology Research: Exploring Five Databases and Considering the Future."

Ecopsychology is a peer-reviewed journal that explores the relationship between environmental issues and mental health and well-being. The Journal examines the psychological, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of human-nature relationships,
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