What is Environmental Psychology? Analytical Essay by Spirittalk

Looks at the relatively new field of environmental psychology from a holistic perspective.
# 146018 | 1,305 words | 17 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 14, 2010 in Psychology (Theory) , Psychology (General) , Environmental Studies (General)

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This paper explains that contemporary environmental psychology is the study and analysis of the physical surroundings including the natural and man-made environment and how it affects the individual. Next, the author looks at the interdisciplinary theories relating to environmental psychology collected from psychology, planning and design, geography, sociology and anthropology. The paper underscores the need for more research to study this relationship between human behavior and the physical environment so that living and working environments can be made appropriate and beneficial for both the individual and the environment.

Table of Contents:
Environmental Psychology Defined
Major Theoretical Approaches to Environmental Psychology
The Importance of Research in the Field of Environmental Psychology

From the Paper:

"The importance of research in the field of environmental psychology reflects the values of oneself, culture, society, and the world. Throughout the brief history of environmental psychology research and theoretical approaches have been ecologically oriented. The importance of research in the field of environmental psychology crosses the domains of government, science, medicine, ecology, and sociology, to name a few. Based in the foundations of philosophy with the mind body argument in the forefront, a number of reasons exist as to why research in the field of environmental psychology is important."

Sample of Sources Used:

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