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An Introduction to Human Spatial Cognition and Behaviour: How we know where we are

An Introduction to Human Spatial Cognition and Behaviour: How we know where we are

by Toru Ishikawa


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ISBN-13: 9780815369851
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/07/2019
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Why Spatial Cognition?

1.1 Humans and space

- We live in space, act in space, think about space, and respond to space.

- Babylonian map, The Age of Discovery/Exploration, Vermeer's "The geographer"

- Various spaces: scale

1.2 Knowledge about space

- Physical space and psychological space

- Our behavior based on our knowledge about space, as well as physical space per se.

1.3 Feelings and Attitudes about space

- As well as acquiring knowledge about space, we also develop feelings and attitudes about space.

2. Brief History of Research into Spatial Cognition

2.1 Interdisciplinary field of spatial cognition

2.2 Geography tradition

2.3 Psychology tradition

3. Maps in the Head

3.1 Cognitive maps and cognitive mapping

- Downs and Stea (process of cognitive mapping)

3.2 Environments

- Ittelson (environment perception as opposed to object perception)

3.3 Representations of space

- Internal and external representations

4. Acquisition of Cognitive Maps

4.1 The concept of development

4.2 Structure and process of spatial knowledge

- Elements of spatial knowledge

- Structure of spatial knowledge

4.3. Development of spatial knowledge

5. Abilities

5.1 Spatial abilities

5.2 Sense of direction

5.3 The idea of individual differences

- Spaces at different scales, route-integration paradigm

6. Communication of Spatial Knowledge

6.1 Understanding and use of maps

6.2 Verbal navigational directions

6.3 Tools of satellite navigation

7. Feelings about Space

7.1 Structure of emotions

7.2 Psychology of space

7.3 Place attachment

8. Space and Society

8.1 Spatial thinking

8.2 Spatially enabled society

8.3 Space, information, and people