Environmental Psychology: A Psycho-social Introduction

Environmental Psychology: A Psycho-social Introduction

by Mirilia Bonnes, Gianfranco Secchiaroli
     
 

This textbook provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the rapidly expanding field of environmental psychology.

The authors start with a review of the history of environmental psychology, highlighting its interdisciplinary nature. They trace its roots in architecture, ecology and geography, and examine the continuing relationship of these subjects to

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This textbook provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the rapidly expanding field of environmental psychology.

The authors start with a review of the history of environmental psychology, highlighting its interdisciplinary nature. They trace its roots in architecture, ecology and geography, and examine the continuing relationship of these subjects to the psychological tradition. The book then moves through key contemporary lines of research in the field, contrasting models from perception and cognition, such as those of Gibson and Brunswick, with major social psychological approaches as represented by Lewin, Barker and others. The book concludes with an analysis of the most promising areas of research and practice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803979055
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/22/1995
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE ORIGIN AND THEORETICAL ROOTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
The Origin of Environmental Psychology
Environmental Psychology and Psychological Tradition
PART TWO: DIRECTIONS OF PRESENT-DAY ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Characterization of the Field
Main Research Topics
Paradigms and Psycho-social Constructs in Present-Day Environmental Psychology

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