Exploring the Environmental and Social Foundations of Human Behaviour
Can you imagine that everything people do, say and think is shaped directly by engaging with our many environmental and social contexts? Humans would then really be part of their environment.
For current psychology, however, people only engage with metaphorical ‘internal’ environments or brains events, and everything we do somehow originates hidden in there. But what if all that we do and think originated out in our worlds, and what we call ‘internal’ is merely language and conversations which were also shaped by engaging in our external discursive, cultural and societal environments?
Exploring the Environmental and Social Foundations of Human Behaviour is an exciting new book series about developing the next generation of ways to understand what people do, say and think. Human behaviour is shaped through directly engaging in our diverse contexts of resources, social relationships, economics, culture, discourses, colonization, patriarchy, society, and the opportunities afforded by our birth contexts. Even language and thinking arise from our external social and discursive contexts, and so the ‘internal’ and brain metaphors will disappear as psychology becomes merged with the social sciences.
The series is therefore a-disciplinary and presents analyses or contextually-engaged research on topics which describe or demonstrate how human behaviour arises from direct engagement with the worlds in which we are embedded.