Mental Health and The Built Environment: More Than Bricks And Mortar? / Edition 1

Mental Health and The Built Environment: More Than Bricks And Mortar? / Edition 1

by David Halpern
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748402365

ISBN-13: 9780748402366

Pub. Date: 11/01/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This text explores the relationship between the planned or built environment and the occurrence of mental ill-health. It begins by providing a broad overview of what is known about the causes of psychopathic behaviour. It then goes on to discuss the issues that arise when attempting to identify: the impact of the environment as a source of stress; the effects

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This text explores the relationship between the planned or built environment and the occurrence of mental ill-health. It begins by providing a broad overview of what is known about the causes of psychopathic behaviour. It then goes on to discuss the issues that arise when attempting to identify: the impact of the environment as a source of stress; the effects that the environment can have on the quality of relationships between people; and the relationship between symbolic aspects of the environment, the planning process and mental health. The book uses analysis and case studies drawn from the UK and US and contains example illustrations of the built environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748402366
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Figures and Tables
Ch. 1Introduction and Background1
Ch. 2Classical Environmental Stressors28
Ch. 3Social Environmental Stressors70
Ch. 4Social Support and the Planned Environment109
Ch. 5The Environment as Symbol and the Example of the High-rise141
Ch. 6The Planning Process157
Ch. 7Improving Mental Health Through the Environment: A Case Study173
Ch. 8Mental Health and the Built Environment: Conclusions204
References214
Index235

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