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Environmental Psychology An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0470976381

ISBN-13: 9780470976388

Edition: 2012

Authors: Linda Steg, Agnes E. van den Berg, Judith I. M. de Groot

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The most recent comprehensive introductory textbook on environmental psychology, Environmental Psychology offers an overview of the transaction between humans and their natural and built environment. The text addresses questions of how humans affect their environment, how environment affects humans, and how humans can establish and maintain a sustainable environment. The scope of the text includes architecture, ecology, conservation, and green issues. Providing an international approach, including environmental psychology in non–Western and developing countries, this book offers a state–of–the–art review of key research lines in this field of study.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 398
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Environmental psychology: History, scope and methods
Environmental Influences On Human Behaviour And Well-Being
Environmental risk perception
Environmental stress
Scenic beauty: Visual landscape assessment and human landscape perception
Health benefits of nature
Restorative environments
Ambivalence towards nature and natural landscapes
Human dimensions of wildlife
Appraisals of built environments and approaches to building design that promote well-being and healthy behaviour
Urban environmental quality
Environment and quality of life
How cues in the environment affect normative behaviour
Factors Influencing Environmental Behaviour
Measuring environmental behaviour
Values and pro-environmental behaviour
Social norms and pro-environmental behaviour
Affective and symbolic aspects of environmental behaviour
Social dilemmas: Motivational, individual and structural aspects influencing cooperation
Models to explain environmental behaviour
Yesterday's habits preventing change for tomorrow? The influence of automaticity on environmental behaviour
Environmental psychology in Latin America
Encouraging Pro-Environmental Behaviour
Informational strategies to promote pro-environmental behaviour: Changing knowledge, awareness and attitudes
Encouraging pro-environmental behaviour with rewards and penalties
Persuasive technology to promote pro-environmental behaviour
Acceptability of environmental policies
Processes of change
Simulating social environmental systems
Environmental issues in developing countries
Conclusion: Summary, trends and future perspectives in environmental psychology