Ego Versus Eco: Psychologies in Contrast

Craig Chalquist, PhD



Suspicion of life Reverence for life
Learn about nature Learn with nature
Dump and pile waste Don’t make waste to start with
Leave a big mess Clean up after yourself
Master of the world Member of the web of life
Mechanistic thinking Systemic thinking
Spectator stance Participant involvement
Short-term gain Long-term sustainability
Exploitation Responsibility
Extravagant use Smart simplicity
Human-centered world Polycentric world
Patriarchal Egalitarian
Selfishness Cooperation
Hierarchy Community
Exceptionalism Diversity
Arrogance Humility
Privilege Equality
Scarcity Abundance
Paranoia Discernment
Cynicism Trust
Force Reciprocity
Nation State Earth