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 latest theories, research, and applications critical to environmental psychology

Featuring the latest research and concepts in the field straight from the world's leading scholars and practitioners, Handbook of Environmental Psychology provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of this rapidly growing field. Bringing together contributions from an international team of top researchers representing a myriad of disciplines, this groundbreaking resource provides you with a pluralistic approach to the field as an interdisciplinary effort with links to other disciplines.

Addressing a variety of issues and practice settings, Handbook of Environmental Psychology is divided into five organized and accessible parts to provide a thorough overview of the theories, research, and applications at the forefront of environmental psychology today. Part I deals with sharpening theories; Part II links the subject to other disciplines; Part III focuses on methods; Part IV highlights applications; and Part V examines the future of the field.

Defining the ongoing revolution in thinking about how the environment and psychology interact, Handbook of Environmental Psychology is must reading for anyone coping directly with the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that are destroying our environment 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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ROBERT B. BECHTEL is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the University of Arizona in Tucson and Editor of the journal Environment and Behavior.

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

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