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Human Identity & Environmental Challenges
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 6:30pm


Join us for the seventh in a visionary series of free seminars from the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Co-sponsored by Portland Center for Public Humanities.

June1.jpgHuman Identity & Environmental Challenges
Tim Kasser, Professor and Chair of Psychology at Knox College and author of The High Price of Materialism and other works related to consumerism and well being.

JUNE 1, 2011
5:00-6:30 p.m.

Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex, 1914 SW Park Avenue

Free and open to the public.

After the lecture, join Tim Kasser for a salon at the Davis Street Tavern where we can eat, drink and continue the conversation. (7 p.m., 500 NW Davis Street). 


Despite some important successes, the efforts of the environmental movement have thus far failed to activate the kinds of personal and social changes necessary to meet the many ecological challenges we face. A growing body of psychological research suggests that if these efforts incorporated more knowledge about human identity (including our values, our sense of social identity, and the ways we cope when threatened), greater progress towards a more sustainable (and socially just) world might be forthcoming.

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