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Environment, Cognition, and Action : An Integrated Approach - Tommy Garling

Environment, Cognition, and Action

An Integrated Approach

By: Tommy Garling (Editor), Gary W. Evans (Editor)

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Published: 16th January 1992
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How do human beings comprehend, evaluate, and utilize the physical environments they inhabit? In this edited volume, a distinguished group of international contributors examines in detail the interconnections between what we know about, feel, and hope to accomplish in real world environments. Psychologists, planners, architects, and geographers discuss the state of knowledge in environmental cognition, building and landscape assessment, aesthetics, and decision-making. Gaps in our thinking about environmental issues are also discussed. The authors present an analysis of how our knowledge can be utilized in the design and planning of settings better suited to human needs. Of interest to psychologists, geographers, and environmental designers, Environment, Cognition, and Action examines the dynamic interplay of assessment, knowledge, and action of people in all settings relevant to daily life -- home, school, office and industry.

"Making sense of one's environment is a largely unconscious concern. This collection of essays brings light to bear on a number of interdependent variables which lead to value judgements, which, in turn, might lead to important social decisions regarding such matters as the siting of schools, hospitals, housing, workplaces, recreational facilities." --Aslib Book Guide "An attempt to bring structure and theoretical focus to a fragmented field. Garling and Evans have taken a significant step." --Richard B. Barnes, Contemporary Psychology "Making sense of one's environment is a largely unconscious concern. This collection of essays brings light to bear on a number of interdependent variables which lead to value judgements, which, in turn, might lead to important social decisions regarding such matters as the siting of schools, hospitals, housing, workplaces, recreational facilities." --Aslib Book Guide "An attempt to bring structure and theoretical focus to a fragmented field. Garling and Evans have taken a significant step." --Richard B. Barnes, Contemporary Psychology

1: Gary W. Evans and Tommy Garling: Environment, Cognition, and Action PART I: The Impact of the Physical Environment 2: Rachel Kaplan: Environmental Description and Prediction: A Conceptual Analysis 3: Reginald G. Golledge: Cognition of Physical and Built Environments 4: Harry Timmermans: Decision Making Processes, Choice Behavior, and Environmental Design: Conceptual Issues and Problems of Application 5: Craig Zimring and Mark Gross: Searching for the Environment in Environmental Cognition Research 6: Ervin H. Zube: Environmental Assessment, Cognition, and Action: Research Applications PART II: Psychological Processes 7: Rikard Kuller: Environmental Assessment from a Neuropsychological Perspective 8: Anders Book: Spatial Cognition as Events 9: Stephen Kaplan: Beyond Rationality: Clarity-Based Decision Making 10: David Canter: Understanding, Assessing, and Acting in Places: Is an Integrative Framework Possible? 11: Gerald D. Weisman: Conceptualization and Application: Psychological Processes in Environmental Cognition and Assessment PART III: Life-Span Development 12: Giovanna Axia, Erminielda Mainardi Peron, and Maria Rosa Baroni: Environmental Assessment Across the Life Span 13: Lynn S. Liben: Environmental Cognition Through Direct and Representational Experiences: A Life-Span Perspective 14: Roger A. Hart and Michael K. Conn: Developmental Perspectives on Action in Environments 15: Christopher Spencer: Life-Span Changes in Activities, and Consequent Changes in the Cognition and Assessment of the Environment 16: Gary T. Moore: Life-Span Development: Applications to Environmental Policy, Planning, and Design PART IV: Summary and Conclusion 17: Tommy Garling, Erik Lindberg, Gunilla Torell, and Gary W. Evans: From Environmental to Ecological Cognition

ISBN: 9780195062205
ISBN-10: 0195062205
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 16th January 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.68