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Environmental Psychology : An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Environmental Psychology : An Interdisciplinary Perspective - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0132823517

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ISBN13: 978-0132823517
ISBN10: 0132823519
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1995
International: No

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Environmental Psychology : An Interdisciplinary Perspective - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0132823517

Russell Veitch and Daniel Arkkelin

ISBN13: 978-0132823517
ISBN10: 0132823519
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

Intended primarily for courses in Environmental Psychology. Also of interest in Environmental Biology, Environmental Law and Environmental Studies.

Explores current issues, empirical research and literature central to the relationship between human behavior and the environment. Written in a conversational tone, and from an interdisciplinary perspective, the authors discuss applications of environmental psychology and strategies for environmental problem-solving.

Features :

  • takes an interdisciplinary approach. Incorporates material from other social sciences such as economics and political science, other natural sciences, and other areas such as architecture and interior design.
  • includes up-to-date coverage of recent research.
  • features "Time-Out" sections in each chapter that invite the reader to reflect on material presented in preceding sections and relate this material to subsequent sections through personal application.

Author Bio

Veitch, Russell : Bowling Green State University


Arkkelin, Daniel : Valparaiso University

Table of Contents

I. BASIC ISSUES IN PERSON-ENVIRONMENT RELATIONSHIPS.
1. Introduction to Environmental Psychology.
2. Theories in Environmental Psychology.
3. Research Methods in Environmental Psychology.
4. Environmental Perception, Cognition and Attitudes.

II. EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS.
5. Environmental Stress.
6. The Atmospheric Environment I: Temperature, Humidity, Sunshine, Wind and Ion Concentration.
7. The Atmospheric Environment II: Chemical Pollution.
8. Noise: The Ubiquitous Pollutant.
9. Population Density, Urbanization and Crowding.
10. Territoriality, Privacy, and Personal Space.

III. APPLICATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY.
11. Institutional Design.
12. Residential Design.
13. Environmental Disaster and Technological Catastrophe.
14. People, Environment, and the Future.
15. Applying Psychology to Preserve the Environment.

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