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2017 WPA Convention
April 27–30, 2017 | Sheraton Grand, Downtown | Sacramento, CA

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecture

Humans Interacting With Nature
and Technological Systems: Toward a
Design Methodology for Urban Sustainability

I bring forward four complementary lines of research. One focuses on the importance of children interacting with nature to develop well, physically and psychologically. The second focuses on whether technologies which in various ways mediate, simulate, or augment nature can substitute psychologically for interactions with actual nature. The third focuses on how each generation of children construct their conception of what is environmentally normal based on the natural world they encounter in childhood. Fourth, I bring forward a new design methodology for urban sustainability and human flourishing.

Peter H. Kahn, Jr., PhD
University of Washington
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Peter H. Kahn, Jr., PhD, is professor in the Department of Psychology and School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and Director of the Human Interaction with Nature and Technological Systems (HINTS) Laboratory at the University of Washington. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Ecopsychology. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. His publications have appeared in such journals as Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, and Journal of Systems Software, as well as in such proceedings as CHI, HRI, and Ubicomp. His five books (all with MIT Press) include Technological Nature: Adaptation and the Future of Human Life (2011).

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