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Environmental Psychology
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Environmental Psychology
A Psycho-social Introduction



August 1995 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Covering a fast-expanding application of psychology, Environmental Psychology provides an interdisciplinary approach to the interactions of human psychology and behavior with environmental influences. Accessible to students yet comprehensive for use in instruction, this text engages the reader with a probing look at environmental psychology, from its origins and theoretical roots to current research topics and construct application. A thorough introduction to a field with broad practical appeal, Environmental Psychology cultivates a sound understanding of human reaction to and interactions with increasingly multifaceted environments. For students of applied psychologies, as well as ergonomics, environmental planning, and environmental studies, this clearly written and interesting textbook also discusses issues of special relevance to students in urban studies and public planning.

 
PART ONE: THE ORIGIN AND THEORETICAL ROOTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
The Origin of Environmental Psychology
 
Environmental Psychology and Psychological Tradition
 
PART TWO: DIRECTIONS OF PRESENT-DAY ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
Characterization of the Field
 
Main Research Topics
 
Paradigms and Psycho-social Constructs in Present-Day Environmental Psychology

`With this impressive book, environmental psychology moves out of its early, descriptive phase into a much stronger, explanatory framework that is relevant to all aspects of psychology. An important contribution to the field' - Professor David Canter, Managing Editor, The Journal of Environmental Psychology

`I urge readers to attend to the interesting account of the authors' individual or joint research on the attitudes, assessments and conceptions of urban populations of their environment and place' - Ecumene

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