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Cambridge University Press
Environmental Stress

Environmental Stress

by Gary W. Evans


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A systematic 1982 presentation of hitherto scattered research on human reactions to five environmental stress factors: noise, heat, air pollution, crowding, and architectural dysfunction. The chapters analyse the concept of psychological stress in terms of its heuristic value in different research paradigms. They show the importance of not only the physical reality but also the individual's perception of it in a diverse array of settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521318594
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/25/1984
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Foreword; Editorial preface; General introduction Gary W. Evans; Part I. Environmental Stressors: 1. Stress and the environment Andrew Baum, Jerome E. Singer, and Carlene S. Baum; 2. Nonauditory effects of noise on behavior and health Sheldon Cohen and Neil Weinstein; 3. Thermal stress: physiological, comfort, performance, and social effects of hot and cold environments Paul A. Bell and Thomas C. Greene; 4. Air pollution and human behavior Gary W. Evans and Stephen V. Jacobs; 5. Crowding stress and human behavior Yakov M. Epstein; Part II. Ambient stress and the Designed Environment: 6. The built environment as a source of psychological stress: impacts of buildings and cities on satisfaction and behavior Craig Zimring; 7. Environmental factors affecting inpatient stress in acute care hospitals Sally Ann Shumaker and Janet E. Reizenstein; 8. School environments and stress Sherry Ahrentzen, Gregory M. Jue, Mary Anne Skorpanich and Gary W. Evans; 9. The office environment as a source of stress Jean D. Wineman; 10. Neighborhood physical environment and stress Ralph B. Taylor; Part III. Environmental Stress and Public Policy: 11. Much ado about environmental stressor research: policy implications Joseph F. DiMento; Name index; Subject index.

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