Environmental Psychology Article Analysis Article Review by Spirittalk

An analysis of Jeanette Joy Fisher's article, "Creating Place Identity: It's Part of Human Nature", which asserts that each individual has a role-related identity.
# 146212 | 2,332 words | 11 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 23, 2010 in Psychology (Social) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper provides a review and analysis of the 2010 article "Creating Place Identity: It's Part of Human Nature," written by Jeanette Joy Fisher. The paper explains that this particular aspect of one's identity is composed of characteristics and physical dimensions that foster one's definition of self and are included in one's self-identity in a manner that helps one to function successfully in society. The paper defines place identity as those dimensions of self that define the individual's personal identity in relation to the physical environment by means of a complex pattern of conscious and unconscious ideas, feelings, values, goals, preferences, skills, and behavioral tendencies relevant to a specific environment. The paper concludes that over the last 40 years, as it has taken research from a number of other domains, environmental psychology has become unique and multidisciplinary domain that has earned the trust of other spheres of influence, and society itself.

Creating Place Identity
Loss of Control
Influence of Immigration on Environmental Psychology
The Capacity for Reactive Change and Plasticity
Factors That Restrict or Compel a Society to Change
Local Focus and Control
Perception of Risks and Hazards
Adaptation versus Mitigation

From the Paper:

"Adapting to environmental hazards suggests undertaking long-term changes in a manner that allows society to use the environment while interacting with it. Mitigation offers short-term measures like housing rehabilitation and insurance that reduce losses. An excellent example of the difference between mitigative and adaptive responses would be water shortages caused by an influx of people over a short period. In view of the fact most droughts are experienced on the community or regional level (Pagerankstudio, 2010), information must be provided by a trusted division of science and psychology. Environmental psychology has drawn upon other domains like environmental education that has research dating as far back as the 18th century (AbsoluteAstronomy, 2010), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS, 2010) that has provided comprehensive environmental information since 1879. This in itself is an enormous amount of research and information from the perspective of a multidisciplinary domain; therefore, environmental psychology provides an excellent resource for both long and short-term environmental and psychological challenges."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AbsoluteAstronomy. (2010). Environmental education. Retrieved from http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Environmental_education
  • EzineArticles. (2010). Place Identity - A Strong Human Need. Retrieved from http://ezinearticles.com/?Place-Identity---A-Strong-Human-Need&id=674727
  • Fisher, J. J. (2010). Place Identity. Family Trust Publishing. Retrieved from http://environmentpsychology.com/place_identity.htm
  • Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees. (2008). U.S. Immigration Statistics. Retrieved from http://www.gcir.org/immigration/facts/statistics
  • Griffin, R. W. (1999). Management (7th ed.). College Station, Texas: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Cite this Article Review:

APA Format

Environmental Psychology Article Analysis (2010, December 23) Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/environmental-psychology-article-analysis-146212/

MLA Format

"Environmental Psychology Article Analysis" 23 December 2010. Web. 30 July. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/environmental-psychology-article-analysis-146212/>