Re-engaging psychology for (more) human geographies of the future

Authors: Tim Bunnell, Huiying Ng, Si Jie Ivin Yeo

Recent work in several fields of psychology has advanced understanding of how humans imaginatively construct, simulate, and (pre-)feel the future. These advances have not yet been substantively engaged in social and cultural geography. In this paper, we identify, review, and begin to draw together scholarship in human geography and several subfields of psychology on the ways in which people imagine and navigate towards the future. Reinvigoration of the human geography-psychology nexus can further critical understanding of the spatialities through which futures are imaginatively formed and felt by individuals, and are thereby brought into the realm of political and social possibility.

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