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Environmental Psychology : Principles and Practices

Environmental Psychology : Principles and Practices - 2nd edition

Environmental Psychology : Principles and Practices - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780205189410

ISBN10: 0205189415

Environmental Psychology : Principles and Practices by Robert Gifford - ISBN 9780205189410
Edition: 2ND 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
International: No
Environmental Psychology : Principles and Practices by Robert Gifford - ISBN 9780205189410

ISBN13: 9780205189410

ISBN10: 0205189415

Edition: 2ND 97

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A complete view of research and practice in environmental psychology, this text clearly explains the complex nature of person-environment interaction, and each chapter offers several real-life design applications based on research in the field. A comprehensive, current resource for the growing field of environmental psychology.

Includes a wealth of pedagogy: Case studies at the end of each chapter to illustrate the principles in practice; section and chapter summaries; key terms in bold typeface, followed by the definition in context.

Presents three new chapters expanded from the former Chapter Nine. The "Nature" chapter represents the move toward a "greener" environmental psychology. The "Residence" chapter focuses on home. The "Community" chapter focuses on neighborhood and city.

Moves non-essential researcher names to the endnotes section. This reduces student fear and confusion about having to know too many names and dates, but gives the reader in-depth references, if needed.

Contains photographs of prominent researchers to put a "human face" on the research process.

Author Bio

Gifford, Robert : University of Victoria

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The Nature and Scope of Environmental Psychology.

What is Environmental Psychology?
The Roots and Edges of Environmental Psychology.
Theories and Approaches in Brief.
Research Methods in Environmental Psychology.
Environmental Psychology Today.

2. Environmental Perception and Cognition.

Environmental Perception.
Environmental Cognition.

3. Environmental Attitudes, Appraisals, and Assessments.

Environmental Attitudes: Concern for Places.
Environmental Appraisals: Personal Impression of Places.
Environmental Assessments: Collective Judgments of Places.
Two Observer-Based Environmental Assessments.

4. Personality and Environment.

Apologia, Background, and Current Situation.
Traditional Personality Dimensions.
Environmental Personality Dimensions.
Some Uses of Personality in Environmental Design.

5. Personal Space.

What is Personal Space?
Measuring Personal Space.
Influences on Personal Space.
Personal Space and Human Behavior.
Theories of Personal Space.
Personal Space and Environmental Design.

6. Territoriality.

What is Territoriality?
Measuring Territoriality.
Influences on Territoriality.
Territoriality and Human Behavior.
Theories of Territoriality.
Territoriality and Environmental Design.

7. Crowding.

Crowding, Density, and Population.
Influences on Crowding.
High Density, Crowding, and Human Behavior.
Theories of Crowding.
Crowding and Environmental Design.

8. Privacy.

What is Privacy?
Measuring Privacy.
Influences on Privacy.
Privacy and Human Behavior.
Theories of Privacy.
Privacy and Environmental Design.

9. Residential Environmental Psychology.

What is Home?
An Organizing Framework.
Residential Preference, Choice, and Satisfaction.
Environment and Behavior in the Residence.
Stress and Well-Being in the Residence.
Residential Mobility.
Residential Environmental Design.

10. Community Environmental Psychology.

Life in the City: Great or Awful?
What Is a Neighborhood?
Neighborhood Satisfaction and Attachment.
Community Urbanization and Stress.
Anti-Social Behavior in the Community Environment.
Helpfulness in the Community Environment.
Everyday Behavior in the Community Environment.
The Environmental Psychology of Shopping.
Community Environmental Design.

11. Educational Environmental Psychology.

The Setting as a Whole.
Interior Architecture and Design.
Light and Color.
Environmental Competence.
Learning and Environmental Design.

12. Workplace Environmental Psychology.

Environmental Psychology on the Job.
Travel: Getting Away to a New Environment.
Work, Travel, and Environmental Design.

13. Natural Environmental Psychology.

Extra-Terrestrial and Atmospheric Forces.
Nature as a Restorative Agent.
Natural (and Technological) Hazards.
Nature, Environmental Hazards, and Environmental Design.

14. Managing Limited Resources.

Resource Management as a Common Dilemma.
What Influences Public Interest Resource Management?
Theories of Social Dilemmas.
Defection: Short-Term Self-Interest Behavior.
Air Pollution: A Social Dilemma.
Energy Conservation: A Social Dilemma.
Recycling: A Social Dilemma.

15. Designing More Fitting Environments.

Social Design.
Social Research in the Design Process.
Stages in the Design Process.
A Selection of Design Programs and Postoccupancy Evaluations.

Epilogue: Utopia versus Entopia.

Appendix: Publications, Graduate Schools, and Organizations.
Graduate Schools.
Professional Organizations.
Name Index.
Subject Index.