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Community and Environmental Psychology

In this subdiscipline: 5,234 papers

Discipline summary

Environmental psychology studies the relationships between humans and their surrounding environment. Environments include: natural environments, social buildings, built environments, learning environments and informational environments (media and the internet especially), organizational environments: ergonomics, workplace, urban, retail, commercial, public spaces such as parks, etc.

It uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods with a lot of cross-discipline work where you get to collaborate with geographers, economists, policy-makers, sociologists, anthropologists, educators and product developers.

Other areas involved within Environmental Psychology are: human factors science, cognitive ergonomics, environmental social sciences, architectural psychology, socio-architecture, ecological psychology, ecopsychology, behavioral geography, environment-behavior studies, person-environment studies, environmental sociology, social ecology and environmental design research.

Popular papers

  1. In this article, we attempt to distinguish between the properties of moderator and mediator variables at a number of levels. First, we seek to make theorists and researchers aware of the importance of not using the terms moderator and mediator…
  2. Different conceptual perspectives converge to predict that if individuals are stressed, an encounter with most unthreatening natural environments will have a stress reducing or restorative influence, whereas many urban environments will hamper…
  3. Despite a long tradition of effectiveness in laboratory tests, normative messages have had mixed success in changing behavior in field contexts, with some studies showing boomerang effects. To test a theoretical account of this inconsistency, we…
  4. Environmental attitudes (EA), a crucial construct in environmental psychology, are a psychological tendency expressed by evaluating the natural environment with some degree of favour or disfavour. There are hundreds of EA measures available based on…
  5. This article presents the results of a qualitative analysis of 80 articles, chapters, and practitoners' guides focused on collaboration and coalition functioning. The purpose of this review was to develop an integrative framework that captures the…
  6. Integrated cost and schedule control (C/S) was introduced in the US more than a quarter of a century ago. However, traditional separated C/S is still one of the conspicuous problems in the Hong Kong construction industry. A paper evaluates the…

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