Environmental Psychology: An Introduction

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Linda Steg, Agnes E. van den Berg, Judith I. M. de Groot
Wiley, Apr 4, 2012 - Psychology - 256 pages
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Environmental Psychology: An Introduction offers a research-based introduction to the psychological relationship between humans and their built and natural environments and discusses how sustainable environments can be created to the benefit of both people and nature

  • Explores the environment's effects on human wellbeing and behaviour, factors influencing environmental behaviour and ways of encouraging pro-environmental action
  • Provides a state-of-the-art overview of recent developments in environmental psychology, with an emphasis on sustainability as a unifying principle for theory, research and interventions
  • While focusing primarily on Europe and North America, also discusses environmental psychology in non-Western and developing countries
  • Responds to a growing interest in the contribution of environmental psychologists to understanding and solving environmental problems and promoting the effects of environmental conditions on health and wellbeing


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About the author (2012)

Linda Steg is professor of Environmental Psychology at theUniversity of Groningen in the Netherlands. She has writtenextensively on factors influencing environmental behaviour, effectsand acceptability of environmental policies, and the impact ofenvironmental conditions on quality of life. She is the currentpresident of the Environmental Psychology Division at theInternational Association of Applied Psychology.

Agnes E. Van den Berg is an environmental psychologist,specialising in research on people's responses to naturalenvironments. She has published in both the academic and popularpress on topics such as landscape preferences, health benefits ofnature, children and nature and evidence-based design of healingenvironments. She has worked at Wageningen University and ResearchCentre in the Netherlands in a variety of roles for 15 years andhas recently been appointed as a special professor of landscapeperception at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Judith I. M. de Groot is a senior lecturer inApplied Psychology at Bournemouth University, UK. She received herPhD at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Her researchinterests include explaining and changing pro-environmentalbehaviours, with a focus on how values and norms affectpro-environmental behaviour.

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