An Introduction to Ecological Psychology

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CUP Archive, Nov 25, 1984 - Psychology - 228 pages
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This highly readable account of the ecological psychology movement makes its general ideas accessible to the beginning student and non-specialist. It describes the work of Roger Barker in the 'behaviour settings' of small American and English towns and the formulation of 'manning theory,' which concerns the number of people needed to 'operate and maintain' a particular setting. The author concludes by suggesting implications for everyday life and proposing different directions for ecological psychology.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
BEHAVIORSETTING SURVEYS OF ENTIRE
26
Midwest Compared to Yoredale
32
USES OF BEHAVIORSETTING SURVEYS
42
ACCOUNTING FOR BEHAVIORENVIRONMENT
54
Future Theory and Research
65
Further Studies of High School Size
91
Implications of the School Research
103
Exercise 71 A Comparison of Large and SmallScale
135
SERVICE BEHAVIOR SETTINGS WITH SPECIAL
161
Research on Service Behavior Settings in Yosemite Valley
172
Making Service Behavior Settings More Humane Places
183
Future Research in Ecological Psychology
189
Ecological Psychology and Everyday Life
198
APPENDIX
204
REFERENCES
217

Exercise 62 Designing an Improved Public High School
110
Comment on the Study of Organization Size
129

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