Raymond De Young

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The affiliations listed below show engagement with the Graham Sustainability Institute.

  • Education Programs
    • Dow Programs
      • Distinguished Awards
        • Seed Grantee
    • Guest Lecturer
  • Emerging Opportunities
    • Integrated Assessments
      • Campus IA
  • Planet Blue
    • Planet Blue Ambassadors
      • Advisory Board
    • Presidential Committees


Associate Professor
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Literature, Science, & Arts
    • Program in the Environment
  • Arch. and U.P. (Taubman)
    • Urban and Regional Planning

Raymond De Young's research and teaching focus on the process of re-localization. It includes both theoretical and empirical research on (1) helping people to pre-familiarize themselves with the coming resource downshift, (2) motivating environmental stewardship and voluntary simplicity using intrinsic satisfaction and (3) using nature to restore the mental vitality needed for responding to and coping with the lean but exciting times ahead. Two current projects include examining the psychological foundations of behavioral aesthetics and behavioral entrepreneurship.