Environment and Behavior

Environment and Behavior

2015 Impact Factor: 2.892
2015 Ranking: 20/129 in Psychology, Multidisciplinary | 14/104 in Environmental Studies
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data
Published in cooperation with the Environmental Design Research Association

Ann Sloan Devlin Connecticut College

Other Titles in:
Environmental Psychology

eISSN: 1552390X | ISSN: 00139165 | Current volume: 49 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: 10 Times/Year

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Environment & Behavior brings you international and interdisciplinary perspectives on the relationships between environments and human behavior. Both population growth and threats to environmental sustainability make the understanding of environment-behavior relationships increasingly critical to human well-being. Explore topics such as:

  • Natural environments and psychological restorativeness
  • Pro-environmental behavior and behavior change
  • Social and psychological processes related to environments of particular settings such as neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, and extreme environments
  • Environmental perception and cognition, such as wayfinding and risk perception
  • Environmental feelings, attachment, and identity
  • Attitudes, values, priming, and norms that relate to environmental behavior
  • Effects of ambient conditions such as noise
  • Societal-level predictors of sustainability policies and designs
  • Environmental problems such as fear, stress, and crowding
  • Effects of innovative designs on human behavior
  • Environments and physical health, from hospitals to walkable neighborhoods and parks
  • Environment & behavior relations for particular groups such as children or elderly people
  • Spatial behavior processes and methods of study

Interdisciplinary Views

With Environment & Behavior you’ll benefit by exposure to the concepts and theories of experts from a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Design
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Health Science
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning.

In addition, researchers working in relevant governmental agencies, such as the U.S. Forest Service, regularly publish in E&B.

Thematic Discussions

Occasionally, Environment & Behavior supplements its broad coverage with single-theme Special Issues devoted to topics of particular concern and guest-edited by leading scholars. Previous Special Issues have included:

  • Physical Environments, Physical Activity, and Diet: Environment-Behavior Perspectives
  • Litter Control and Recycling
  • Place and loss
  • Building the Evidence Base for Evidence-based Design

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Environment & Behavior is an interdisciplinary journal designed to report rigorous experimental and theoretical work focusing on the influence of the physical environment on human behavior at the individual, group, and institutional levels.

Senior Associate Editors
Kelly Fielding University of Queensland, Australia
Henk Staats Leiden University, Netherlands
Nancy Wells Cornell University, USA
Associate Editors
Riley E. Dunlap Oklahoma State University, USA
E. Scott Geller Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Robert W. Marans University of Michigan, USA
Susan Saegert City University of New York
Paul Stern National Academy of Sciences
Peter Suedfeld University of British Colombia
International Associate Editors
David Canter University of Huddersfield, UK
Arza Churchman Technion, Israel
Víctor Corral-Verdugo University of Sonora, Mexico
Editorial Review Board
Francis Adeola University of New Orleans
Douglas Amedeo University of Nebraska
Kathryn Anthony University of Illinois, USA
Randy Atlas Atlas Safety & Security Design Associates
Mark Baldassare Public Policy Institute of California
Paul Bell Colorado State University
Stephen Bitgood Jacksonville State University
Linda B. Bourque University of California at Los Angeles
Arline Bronzaft City University of New York
Sidney Brower University of Maryland, Baltimore
Jason Cao University of Minnesota
Jean-Charles Chebat HEC Montreal
Patrick Devine-Wright University of Exeter
Raymond DeYoung University of Michigan, USA
Jay Farbstein Jay Farbstein & Associates
Guido Francescato University of Markland, College Park
Mark Francis University of California, Davis, USA
Karen Franck Brooklyn, New York
Birgitta Gatersleben University of Surrey
Robert Gifford University of Victoria
Paul Gobster USDA Forest Service
Linda Groat People Places, LLC
Paul B. Harris Rollins College
Peter Hecht Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Judy Heerwagen Battelle Institute
Harry Heft Denison University
Anjali Joseph The Center for Health Design
Florian Kaiser Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg
Rachel Kaplan University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ming (Francis E.) Kuo University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Gerard Kyle Texas A&M University, USA
Daniel Levi California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Terry Maple Florida Atlantic University
Stephen T. Margulis Grand Valley State University
Frank McAndrew Knox College
Janetta McCoy Washington State University, USA
Taciano Milfont Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Shannon Monnat Pennsylvania State University
Daniel R. Montello University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Jack L. Nasar The Ohio State University, USA
Sabine Pahl Plymouth University
Lawrence Palinkas University of California, San Diego
Lori Peek Colorado State University
Deborah Pellow Syracuse University, USA
David Pijawka Arizona State University, USA
Ruth Raanaas Norwegian University of Life Sciences
R Barry Ruback Pennsylvania State University, USA
Thomas Saarinen University of Arizona
Edward Sadalla Arizona State University, USA
Rick T. Scheidt Kansas State University
P. Wesley Schultz California State University, San Marcos
Andrew Seidel Texas A&M University, USA
Robert Shibley SUNY, Buffalo
Bob Sommer University of California, Davis, USA
Kent Spreckelmeyer University of Kansas
Linda Steg University of Gronigen
Ralph Taylor Temple University, USA
Margaret Topf University of Colorado
Jennifer Veitch NRC Institute for Research in Construction, Canada
Stephen Verderber Tulane University, USA
Jacqueline C. Vischer Universite de Montreal
Abraham Wandersman University of South Carolina
Lynn Westphal USDA Forest Service
Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Former Editors
Robert Bechtel University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Barbara Brown University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
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  • ENVIRONMENT & BEHAVIOR is an interdisciplinary journal designed to report rigorous experimental and theoretical work focusing on mutual influences between the physical environment and human behavior at the individual, group, and institutional levels.

    Articles are sought in the following areas:

    1. Theoretical work on the interrelationships between human environments and behavioral systems. Methodological papers will be considered, provided the primary focus concerns the environment-behavior relationship.
    2. Reports on research relating to evaluation of environments designed to accomplish specific objectives—e.g., the social effects of different kinds of living accommodations or the effectiveness of hospital treatment areas.
    3. Studies relating to the beliefs, meanings, values, and attitudes of individuals or groups concerning various environments—e.g., the meanings and values attached to neighborhoods, cities, transport routes and devices, or recreational areas. These studies are especially welcomed if they have behavioral data as well.
    4. Studies concerning physical environments whose human mission is largely implicit or socially underdeveloped.
    5. Studies of planning, policy, or political action aimed at controlling or changing environments or behavior.

    Manuscripts of approximately 25 double-spaced pages, following the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.), should be submitted on-line to


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