Children's concern for the natural environment.
Examines children's development within the context of surveys of adult environmental knowledge and concern and surveys of children's environmental dispositions and their knowledge and attitudes regarding animals and vegetation. The shaping of concern for the natural world through social learning and direct contact with nature is a salient theme in the surveys. Reconceptualizing the origins of basic environmental dispositions within psychoanalytic theory is also discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)