Environmental Psychology: An Introduction

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Linda Steg, Agnes E. van den Berg, Judith I. M. de Groot
John Wiley & Sons, 30 apr. 2012 - 376 pagina's
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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Inhoudsopgave

PART I
1
ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND WELLBEING Environmental risk perception
13
CONTENTS
20
Environmental stress
27
Visual landscape assessment and human landscape perception
37
Health benefits of nature
47
Restorative environments
57
Ambivalence towards nature and natural landscapes
67
Encouraging proenvironmental behaviour with rewards
233
Suggestions for Further Reading
242
Acceptability of environmental policies
255
Processes of change
267
v
277
2
278
Simulating social environmental systems
281
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282

Human dimensions of wildlife
77
Appraisals of built environments and approaches to building design that promote wellbeing and healthy behaviour
87
Urban environmental quality
97
Urban environmental quality
98
Environment and quality of life
107
Environment and quality of life
117
How cues in the environment affect normative behaviour
119
How cues in the environment affect normative behaviour
121
FACTORS INFLUENCING ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOUR 13 Measuring environmental behaviour
137
Values and proenvironmental behaviour
141
Social norms and proenvironmental behaviour
153
Affective and symbolic aspects of environmental behaviour
165
Motivational individual and structural aspects influencing cooperation
175
Models to explain environmental behaviour
185
Models to explain environmental behaviour
187
Yesterdays habits preventing change for tomorrow? The influence of automaticity on environmental behaviour
197
Glossary
208
Environmental psychology in Latin America
216
Glossary
219
CONTENTS
283
3
293
in environmental psychology
303
References
315
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Glossary
355
Index
371
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Over de auteur (2012)

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.

Judith 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.

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