Journal article

Towards a Psychology of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Costs and Opportunities

SJ Dreyer, T Kurz, AMB Prosser, A Abrash Walton, K Dennings, I McNeill, DA Saber, JK Swim

Journal of Social Issues | Published : 2020

Abstract

Scholars, government scientific research institutions, and public policy-making entities are increasingly focusing on environmental issues from a food-energy-water (FEW) nexus perspective. This nexus represents the interconnection of these three systems, which are essential to human life. The FEW nexus is inherently and inescapably interdisciplinary. However, to date, there have been relatively few academic contributions to understanding the nexus from the social sciences, particularly from psychology. In this article, we suggest an extended framing of the nexus (food-energy-water x human) to explicitly recognize how human actions in the form of both consumption practices and population size..

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