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Title:
Environmental Psychology An Introduction
Author:
Steg, Linda.
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Edition:
1
Physical Description:
1 online resource (408 p.)
Summary:
Environmental Psychology: An Introduction offers a research-based introduction to the psychological relationship between humans and their built and natural environments and discusses how sustainable environments can be created to the benefit of both people and nature Explores the environment's effects on human wellbeing and behaviour, factors influencing environmental behaviour and ways of encouraging pro-environmental action Provides a state-of-the-art overview of recent developments in environmental psychology, with an emphasis on sustainability as a unifying principle for theory, research and interventions While focusing primarily on Europe and North America, also discusses environmental psychology in non-Western and developing countries Responds to a growing interest in the contribution of environmental psychologists to understanding and solving environmental problems and promoting the effects of environmental conditions on health and wellbeing
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Description based upon print version of record.
Language:
English
Contents:
Environmental Psychology: An Introduction; Brief contents; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1: Environmental psychology: History, scope and methods; 1.1 INTRODUCTION; 1.2 HISTORY OF THE FIELD; Towards 'architectural' psychology; Towards a green psychology; 1.3 CURRENT SCOPE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FIELD; Interactive approach; Interdisciplinary collaboration; Problem-focused approach; Diversity of methods; 1.4 MAIN RESEARCH METHODS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY; Questionnaire studies; Laboratory experiments; Computer simulation studies; Field studies; Case studies

1.5 OVERVIEW OF THE BOOKGLOSSARY; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING; REVIEW QUESTIONS; Part I: Environmental Influences on Human Behaviour and Well-Being; 2: Environmental risk perception; 2.1 INTRODUCTION; 2.2 WHAT ARE ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS?; 2.3 SUBJECTIVE RISK JUDGEMENTS; Heuristics and biases in risk judgements; Temporal discounting of environmental risks; The psychometric paradigm; 2.4 RISK, VALUES AND MORALITY; Values; Morality and ethics; 2.5 EMOTIONAL REACTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS; 2.6 SUMMARY; GLOSSARY; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING; REVIEW QUESTIONS; 3: Environmental stress

3.1 INTRODUCTION3.2 CONCEPTUALISATIONS OF STRESS; 3.3 EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS; Noise; Crowding; Poor housing quality; Poor neighbourhood quality; Traffic congestion; 3.4 SUMMARY; GLOSSARY; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING; REVIEW QUESTIONS; 4: Scenic beauty: Visual landscape assessment and human landscape perception; 4.1 INTRODUCTION; 4.2 VISUAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT; 4.3 THEORIES EXPLAINING LANDSCAPE PREFERENCES AS INNATE OR LEARNT; 4.4 MEASURING AND MAPPING SCENIC BEAUTY; 4.5 METHODOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; 4.6 SUMMARY; GLOSSARY; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING; REVIEW QUESTIONS

5: Health benefits of nature5.1 INTRODUCTION; 5.2 WHAT IS HEALTH AND HOW CAN IT BE MEASURED?; 5.3 WHAT IS NATURE AND HOW CAN IT BE MEASURED?; 5.4 LINKING NATURE TO HEALTH; 5.5 GREEN SPACE AND PUBLIC HEALTH; 5.6 MECHANISMS LINKING NATURE TO HEALTH; 5.7 SUMMARY; GLOSSARY; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING; REVIEW QUESTIONS; 6: Restorative environments; 6.1 INTRODUCTION; 6.2 RESTORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS RESEARCH; Stress recovery theory; Attention restoration theory; 6.3 THE EVOLUTIONARY ORIGINS OF RESTORATIVE NATURE EXPERIENCES; 6.4 RECENT THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL DEVELOPMENTS

Perceptual f?luency accountConnectedness to nature; Micro-restorative experiences and instorative effects; 6.5 APPLICATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS; 6.6 SUMMARY; GLOSSARY; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING; REVIEW QUESTIONS; 7: Ambivalence towards nature and natural landscapes; 7.1 INTRODUCTION; 7.2 HISTORICAL OVERVIEW; 7.3 EMOTIONAL IMPACTS AND MEANINGS OF NATURAL ENVIRONMENT EXPERIENCE; 7.4 VIEWS OF NATURE AND LANDSCAPE PREFERENCES; 7.5 THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE; 7.6 PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS; 7.7 SUMMARY; GLOSSARY; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING; REVIEW QUESTIONS; 8: Human dimensions of wildlife

8.1 INTRODUCTION
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9781119943204
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Environmental Psychology: An Introduction offers a research-based introduction to the psychological relationship between humans and their built and natural environments and discusses how sustainable environments can be created to the benefit of both people and nature

Explores the environment's effects on human wellbeing and behaviour, factors influencing environmental behaviour and ways of encouraging pro-environmental action Provides a state-of-the-art overview of recent developments in environmental psychology, with an emphasis on sustainability as a unifying principle for theory, research and interventions While focusing primarily on Europe and North America, also discusses environmental psychology in non-Western and developing countries Responds to a growing interest in the contribution of environmental psychologists to understanding and solving environmental problems and promoting the effects of environmental conditions on health and wellbeing


Author Notes

Linda Steg is professor of Environmental Psychology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She has written extensively on factors influencing environmental behaviour, effects and acceptability of environmental policies, and the impact of environmental conditions on quality of life. She is the current president of the Environmental Psychology Division at the International Association of Applied Psychology.

Agnes E. Van den Berg is an environmental psychologist, specialising in research on people's responses to natural environments. She has published in both the academic and popular press on topics such as landscape preferences, health benefits of nature, children and nature and evidence-based design of healing environments. She has worked at Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands in a variety of roles for 15 years and has recently been appointed as a special professor of landscape perception at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

J udith I. M. de Groot is a senior lecturer in Applied Psychology at Bournemouth University, UK. She received her PhD at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Her research interests include explaining and changing pro-environmental behaviours, with a focus on how values and norms affect pro-environmental behaviour.