Handbook of Environmental Psychology

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Robert B. Bechtel, Arza Churchman
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 17, 2003 - Psychology - 736 pages
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An international team of leading scholars explores the latesttheories, research, and applications critical to environmentalpsychology

Featuring the latest research and concepts in the field straightfrom the world's leading scholars and practitioners, Handbook ofEnvironmental Psychology provides a balanced and comprehensiveoverview of this rapidly growing field. Bringing togethercontributions from an international team of top researchersrepresenting a myriad of disciplines, this groundbreaking resourceprovides you with a pluralistic approach to the field as aninterdisciplinary effort with links to other disciplines.

Addressing a variety of issues and practice settings, Handbook ofEnvironmental Psychology is divided into five organized andaccessible parts to provide a thorough overview of the theories,research, and applications at the forefront of environmentalpsychology today. Part I deals with sharpening theories; Part IIlinks the subject to other disciplines; Part III focuses onmethods; Part IV highlights applications; and Part V examines thefuture of the field.

Defining the ongoing revolution in thinking about how theenvironment and psychology interact, Handbook of EnvironmentalPsychology is must reading for anyone coping directly with theattitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that are destroying ourenvironment and putting our lives in jeopardy.

Topics include:
* Healthy design
* Restorative environments
* Links to urban planning
* Contaminated environments
* Women's issues
* Environments for aging
* Climate, weather, and crime
* The history and future of disaster research
* Children's environments
* Personal space in a digital age
* Community planning
 

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Contents

SECTION II SHARPENING LINKS TO OTHER DISCIPLINES
127
SECTION III SHARPENING METHODS
201
SECTION IV SHARPENING APPLICATION
321
SECTION V THE FUTURE
645

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About the author (2003)

ROBERT B. BECHTEL is Professor of Environmental Psychology at theUniversity of Arizona in Tucson and Editor of the journalEnvironment and Behavior.

ARZA CHURCHMAN is Associate Professor at the Technion in Haifa,Israel, and past president of the International Association for theStudy of People and Their Physical Surroundings.

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