Viridis Graduate Institute

Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities

Doctoral Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Doctor of Arts with Emphasis in Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities will be able to apply the following:

Program Learning Outcomes Critical Thinking

1.       Apply multiple perspectives from ecopsychology and utilize archetypal psychological skills in evaluation and change of individual, group, and cultural narratives underpinning a variety of ecological, economic, and social issues;


1a. Evaluate and critique human evolution and our relationship with nature and culture from across historical periods and cultural contexts in order to more deeply understand the complex process of human biological, neurological, and psychological evolution; and be able to communicate ecopsychological approaches for how humanity can envision a more conscious participation in human evolutionary processes;


2.       Apply reflection, creative thought, and assessment skills in evaluating and transforming narratives and imagery into entirely new psychological meaning that advances and sustains ethical, responsible and collaborative relationships;


3.       Analyze, synthesize, and articulate complex information from a variety of sources and perspectives and be able to communicate findings across sophisticated platforms (written, oral , digital, artistic);

Ecological & Civic Literacy

4.       Develop original approaches and applications that advance intrinsic values of justice, beauty, and inclusivism within interdependent ecological, social, and economic systems to enhance diversity, opportunity, and change;

Ecopsychological Sensibility

5.       Respond aesthetically and with a behaved intelligence to interconnected ecological and sociological problems in our world, advance ecopsychological approaches and practices toward change in narrative, behavior, and practices underpinning these issues;

Transdisciplinary Synthesis

6.       Demonstrate an advanced competency to employ ideas and theories from the many disciplines and fields that intersect with environmental, ecological, social, and economic concerns.