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Environmental Psychology : Behaviour and Experience In Context - Tony Cassidy

Environmental Psychology

Behaviour and Experience In Context

Paperback Published: 3rd August 1997
ISBN: 9780863774812
Number Of Pages: 289

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This text contains an up-to-date survey of theory, research and practice in environmental psychology, drawing on international literature. It adopts the perspective that physical and social factors are inextricably linked in their influence on human behaviour and experience and that the world in which we live is changed and often damaged by human action.; Throughout the text, the issues which are important in contemporary psychology, such as levels of explanation, methodological diversity and the relationship between psychology and other disciplines, are brought to the fore. The text covers established areas of environmental concern and also brings together research on rarely covered topics, such as the effects of smell, colour and light, and the way in which physical environments influence social identity.

Environmental psychology - what it is and what you should know about it: what is environmental psychology?
the roots of envrionmental psychology
the person in the equation
plan of the text
Theory and method in environmental psychology: theories looking inward
theories that assume interaction
The context of behaviour and experience: behaviour settings - setting the scene
threat and challenge - environmental stress
power, control and autonomy within the environment
social support
The environment through the senses: sensing the environment
weather and climate
The human impact on the environment: the human atmosphere - chemical pollution
disasters or cataclysmic events
chemicals, technology and psychology
Urbanbization, movement and space: urbanization
people in space
crowding
privacy
the pleasure and pain of travel
Environmental design: individual differences and design
democracy in design
Using and abusing the environment: the natural world and behaviour
social and commons dilemma
summary
Environmental psychology, looking forward: an international perspective
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ISBN: 9780863774812
ISBN-10: 0863774814
Series: Contemporary Psychology (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 3rd August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.24  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1

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