Theoretical Perspectives in Environment-Behavior Research: Underlying Assumptions, Research Problems, and Methodologies / Edition 1

Theoretical Perspectives in Environment-Behavior Research: Underlying Assumptions, Research Problems, and Methodologies / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0306461927
ISBN-13:
9780306461927
Pub. Date:
12/31/1999
Publisher:
Springer US

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Theoretical Perspectives in Environment-Behavior Research: Underlying Assumptions, Research Problems, and Methodologies / Edition 1

Following upon the Handbook of Japan-United States Environment-Behavio r Research, published by Plenum in 1997, leading experts review the in terrelationships among theory, problem, and method in environment-beha vior research. The chapters focus on the philosophical and theoretical assumptions underlying current research and practice in the area and link those assumptions to specific substantive questions and methodolo gies.

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ISBN-13: 9780306461927
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 12/31/1999
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction; S. Wapner, et al. 2. Assumptions, Methods and Research Problems of the Holistic, Developmental, Systems-Oriented Perspective; S. Wapner, J. Demick. 3. Humans and Nature: Insights from a Transactional View; C.M. Werner, I. Altman. 4. Natural Disaster and Restoration Housings: Role of Physical and Interpersonal Environment in Making a Critical Transition to a New Environment; M. Kobyashi, K. Miura. 5. Reflections on the Assumptions and Foundations of Work in Environmental Psychology; L.G. Rivlin. 6. Assumptions, Methods and Research Problems of Ecological Psychology; R.B. Bechtel. 7. Social-Psychological Approaches in Environment-Behavior Studies: Identity Theories and the Discursive Approach; M. Bonaiuto, M. Bonnes. 8. Person Contexts and Personal Projects: Assumptive Themes of a Methodological Transactionalism; B.R. Little. 9. Women and the Environment: Questioned and Unquestioned Assumptions; A. Churchman. 10. Science, Explanatory Theory and Environment-Behavior Studies; A. Rapoport. 11. Linking Built Environments to Everyday Life: Assumptions, Logic and Specifications; W. Michelson. 12. A Hypothetical Model of Environmental Perception: Ambient Vision and Layout of Surfaces in the Environment; R. Ohno. 13. A Way of Seeing People and Place: Phenomenology in Environment-Behavior Research; D. Seamon. 14. A Storyteller's Beliefs: Narrative and Existential Research; H. Childress. 15. Seven Assumptions for an Investigative Environmental Psychology; D. Canter. 16. Cross-Cultural Environment-Behavior Research from a Holistic, Developmental, Systems-Oriented Perspective; J. Demick, et al. 17. The Geography of Hospitals: A Developing Approach to the Architectural Planning of Hospitals; Y. Nagasawa. 18. Sympathetic Methods in Environmental Design and Education; T. Takahashi. 19. Cultural Assumptions underlying Concept-formation and Theory Building in Environment-Behavior Research: Urban Planning and Life-world Design; H. Minami, T. Yamamoto. 20. Residential Crowding in the Context of Inner City Poverty; G.W. Evans, S. Saegert. 21. Theory Development in Environmental Psychology: A Prospective View; D. Stokols. 22. Space-Frames and Intercultural Studies of Person-Environment Relations; G. Rand. 23. Epilogue: Similarities and Differences Across Theories of Environment-behavior Relations; S. Wapner, et al. Name Index. Subject Index.

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