Peter H. Kahn, Jr.
Department of Psychology
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-1525
Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species
Peter H. Kahn, Jr. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Human Interaction With Nature and Technological Systems (HINTS) Lab. The HINTS Lab seeks to address - from an ethical stance - two world trends that are powerfully reshaping human existence: (1) the degradation if not destruction of large parts of the natural world, and (2) unprecedented technological development, both in terms of its computational sophistication and pervasiveness. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988. 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 most recent book is titled Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species (MIT Press, 2012, with Patricia H. Hasbach). His other three books are Technological Nature: Adaptation and the Future of Human Life (MIT Press, 2011); The Human Relationship with Nature: Development and Culture (MIT Press, 1999); and Children and Nature: Psychological, Sociocultural, and Evolutionary Investigations (MIT Press, 2002, with Stephen Kellert). His research projects are currently being funded by the National Science Foundation.