Lessons for human survival in a world without ecological templates: what can we learn from small-scale societies?

This research article studies human adaptation in the past and the present.

The Ecological Approach to Personality: Psychological Traits as Drivers and Consequences of Active Perception

The ecological approach to perception highlights how organisms engage in active perception and that the environment is understood relative to an individual's physical traits. Personality research draws attention to the variability in psychological …

Engaging with the pragmatics of relational thinking, leverage points and transformations – Reply to West et al.

We reply to ‘A relational turn for sustainability science?’ by West et al. We commend West et al. for their salient comments about the relational turn. Yet the article leaves us wondering about the methodological challenges and pragmatics of …

Mycological Rationality: Heuristics, Perception and Decision-Making in Mushroom Foraging

This research article studies ecological rationality (heuristics and decision-making) in 894 Finnish mushroom foragers.

Cultural Evolution of Sustainable Behaviors: Pro-environmental Tipping Points in an Agent-Based Model

We use an agent-based model to explore how affordances (action opportunities) in the environment can trigger social tipping points in the adoption of pro-environmental behaviours.

Concerns of Young Protesters are Justified

A theory of predictive dissonance: Predictive processing presents a new take on cognitive dissonance

This article is a comparative study between predictive processing (PP, or predictive coding) and cognitive dissonance (CD) theory. The theory of CD, one of the most influential and extensively studied theories in social psychology, is shown to be …

Reframing tacit human-nature relations: An inquiry into process philosophy and the philosophy of Michael Polanyi

Affording sustainability: Adopting a theory of affordances as a guiding heuristic for environmental policy

Human behavior is an underlying cause for many of the ecological crises faced in the 21st century, and there is no escaping from the fact that widespread behavior change is necessary for socio-ecological systems to take a sustainable turn. Whilst …