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Human Territorial Functioning : An Empirical, Evolutionary Perspective on Individual and Small Group Territorial Cognitions, Behaviors, and Consequences - Ralph B. Taylor

Human Territorial Functioning

An Empirical, Evolutionary Perspective on Individual and Small Group Territorial Cognitions, Behaviors, and Consequences

Paperback Published: 16th January 1989
ISBN: 9780521313070
Number Of Pages: 380

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"Territorial functioning" refers to an interlocked system of sentiments, cognitions, and behaviors that are highly place-specific, and socially and culturally determined and maintaining. In this book, Ralph Taylor explores the consequences of human territorial functioning for individuals, small groups, and the ecological systems in which they operate. His exploration is illuminated by his evolutionary perspective, and grounded in empirical studies by social scientists and in theoretical work on the evolution of social and spatial behaviors. He systematically reviews the related research and theory, and indicates the importance of territorial functioning to current social and environmental problems. Contrary to popular wisdom, he argues that territorial functioning is relevant only to limited locations, such as street blocks, and not to neighborhoods or nation states, and that it reduces conflicts and helps maintain settings and groups. His theoretically focused examination of all that has been discovered about human territorial functioning will interest a wide variety of environmental psychologists and designers, urban sociologists, social psychologists, planners, and ethologists, and their students.

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"...new and refreshing look at a set of issues that have theoretical and applied implications for environment-behavior relations in many context. It will inform any reader and stimulate propositions for many years to come." Contemporary Psychology "...an intellectual treatise which provides an update review and fresh analysis of empirical works on human territoriality." Timothy Austin, Contemporary Sociology

Origins of Human Territorial Functioning
Territorial Functioning and Related Processes in Different Species
The Origins of Human Territorial Functioning
Theoretical Perspectives on Interpreting Territorial Functioning: Exactly How did it Evolve?
A Conceptual Model of Human Territorial Functioning
A Perspective on Human Territorial Functioning
Clarifying Psychological and Ecological Consequences
Territorial Functioning in Settings of Varying Centrality
Interior Residential Settings
Territorial Functioning in Outdoor Residential Spaces Close to the Home
Regular Use Settings
Minimal Territorial Functioning
Applications to Social Problems
Resource Conservatism
Review and Prospects
Summary of the General Line of Argument and its Implications
Future Directions for Research and Application
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ISBN: 9780521313070
ISBN-10: 0521313074
Series: Cambridge Topics in Geography
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 16th January 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.55

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