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VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3 (SEPTEMBER 2021)

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M – 00238Review Article

Globalization, Greed and Glocal Ecology: A Psychological Perspective

Olena Khrushch

Department of General and Clinical Psychology, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. Email: olena.khrushch@pnu.edu.ua ǀ ORCID: 0000-0002-5126-444X

Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources, 4(3): 1-12. Doi: https://doi.org/10.33002/nr2581.6853.040301

Received: 28 July 2021

Reviewed: 18 August 2021

Provisionally Accepted: 20 August 2021

Revised: 25 August 2021

Finally Accepted: 31 August 2021

Published: 30 September 2021


                                    

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ABSTRACT

Evidently, a globalized society causes global environmental crises. Undoubtedly, survival of human life on the planet Earth is threatened. Is there any connection between globalization, environmental crises and psychological manifestations? What are the psychological perspectives linking the ecological damages from local to the global scale? This article explores such intricate relationships and discusses the implications. The underlying principal cause is human’s unending greed to acquire maximum materials and power to control the planet and entire humanity. The greed is believed to be a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction. The greedy people are supposed to have biological, psychological and sociological drives. Evidently, global destruction of the ecosystems and natural environment are directly or indirectly linked to unprecedented chronic human greed and self-indulgence. Undoubtedly, unencumbered chronic greed of a few elite institutions led by top capitalists has put the entire planet in havoc and infiltrated widespread sufferings at the global scale. Conclusively, psychological basis of environmental problems has a sociological and socio-historical scope within the frame of globalization. Psychological account of the environmental crisis is explained subsequently in this article followed by a case study of deforestation of Carpathian Mountains staged by a greedy Austrian man.

Keywords

Greed; Globalization; Ecological impact; Psychological perspective; Environmental destruction

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Khrushch, O. (2021). Globalization, Greed and Glocal Ecology: A Psychological Perspective. Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources, 4(3), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.33002/nr2581.6853.040301

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