"The present study is analyzing responses to New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) Scale which was applied to 320 students from Romania. This instrument typically measured the separation from nature (Human Exception Paradigm) from the NEP as a dichotomy. The Human Exception Paradigm (HEP) and the New Environmental Paradigm (NEP), known as HEP-NEP for short, is the most extensively used instrument to measure environmental belief systems. Dunlap and Van Liere (1978) first presented this scale more than 20 years ago. The meaning of the HEP is a basic belief that human beings are above nature and therefore they do not necessarily need to be careful with the way they use the resources. The NEP, by contrast, is the belief that human beings are part of nature and therefore they have to show sensitivity towards the use of nature's resources. The two views represent a polarity when assessing beliefs about the environment. Stern, Dietz and Guagnano (1995) claim NEP is a belief system or "a paradigm or worldview / a set of generalized beliefs about humanenvironment relations"."