First Advisor

Meredith James

Date of Award

5-22-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Graphic Design and University Honors

Department

Graphic Design

Language

English

Subjects

Climatic changes, Human beings -- Effect of climate on, Nature -- Effect of human beings on, Human ecology and the humanities

DOI

10.15760/honors.919

Abstract

In this project, I want to explore psychoterratic states and how they affect us in our daily lives. Psychoterratic states are emotions that people feel in relationship to the earth. The term was created by Professor Glenn Albrecht of Murdoch University, who observed the need for a new vocabulary to describe the emotions we feel as we witness the historical degradation of the planet on a global scale. The term literally translates to earth psyche with “Psycho” meaning psyche, and “terratic” meaning earth. This will be the focus of my thesis project, looking at the emotional states we experience in the face of environmental disasters and how those emotions affect our responses.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33180

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