Open Access Research Article

Environmental Perception: Notes on Transdisciplinary Approach

Valéria Marques1*, Suzana Ursi2, Edneusa Lima Silva3 and Geisly Katon2

1Department of Psychology, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2Department of Botany, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

3Department of Psychology, Faculdade Sul Fluminense, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Received Date: January 31, 2020;  Published Date: March 13, 2020


Environmental perception can be defined as the notion of perception applied to the relationships of individuals and communities with the environment. The interactivity together with the quality of environmental perception are essential elements for animal life. However, in its interaction with the environment, man causes several ecological imbalances, which leads to stress for himself and harmful impacts on nature. However, if man is responsible for several environmental problems, he is also the way to the solution. Considering the importance of the theme, this article aims to discuss the human- environment interaction, using as reference transdisciplinary interest as a proposal of new strategies for the emergence of an ecological, ethical, critical, supportive and responsible individual. The bibliographical research was used as a research design and the epistemological data based on the Complexity Theory/ network of knowledge and the Non-Ordinary Epistemology / Non-Trivial Isomorphic Mosaic Theory, which allows the study of reality as something in permanent movement, being seen as unity-diversity. The data collected allow us to infer that environmental perception is closely related to environmental awareness and that the more conscious the better the quality of interaction between man and environment. The interactive behaviors are the result of the perceptions, of the cognitive processes; the judgment and the expectation of the course of the environmental events stand out. It is understood that there is no neutrality in man- environment interactivity, because even in apathy or in the absence of explicit psychological manifestation, there is a political-ideological direction. It is concluded that the autonomy of this relationship is based not only on cognitive development, but also on self-knowledge, on the assumption of responsibility and on social maturity.

Keywords: Environmental perception; Trans-disciplinarity; Ecological awareness; Interaction man-environment

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