Peter H Kahn Jr., Ph.D.

Peter H. Kahn, Jr.

Peter H. Kahn, Jr. is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Human Interaction With Nature and Technological Systems (HINTS) Lab at the University of Washington. The HINTS Lab seeks to address - from a psychological 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, Journal of Systems Software, and Ecopsychology. His 1999 award-winning book (MIT Press) is titled The Human Relationship with Nature: Development and Culture. His edited volume (MIT Press, 2002) with S. Kellert is titled Children and Nature: Psychological, Sociocultural, and Evolutionary Investigations. His is the author of the 2011 book titled Technological Nature: Adaptation and the Future of Human Life, and (with Patricia Hasbach) of Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species.  His research projects are currently being funded by the National Science Foundation.

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