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Environmental psychology for design

Author: David Alan Kopec
Publisher: New York : Fairchild, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces the discipline of environmental psychology in different ways to design students. This book considers the historical context of human habitation, scientific research on the interaction  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Alan Kopec
ISBN: 1563674246 9781563674242
OCLC Number: 67375186
Description: xvi, 367 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Overview of environmental psychology : Governing perspectives in psychology ; History of the field ; Academic programs and posteducational opportunities ; Scope of practice --
2. Foundational theories of environmental psychology : Theories of the human-environment relationship ; Theories of environmental perception --
3. Human factors affecting behavior : Physiological influences on behavior ; Personality traits ; Information management ; Gestalt psychology --
4. The psychology of behavior : Psychological health ; Meanings of place ; Territoriality ; Personal space ; Privacy ; Crowding and density --
5. Human perception and environmental design : Evolution and gender ; Aesthetics and color ; Wayfinding --
6. Environmental risk assessment : Stress and behavior ; Environmental pollution ; Crime prevention --
7. Residential environments : Concepts of home ; Meaning of home ; Influential factors in residential satisfaction --
8. Environments for youth : Considerations in environmental design for youth ; developmental stages --
9. Environments for disabled and elderly populations : Issues of disability ; Issues of mobility ; Issues of vision and hearing ; Geriatric populations Dementia of the Alzheimer's type ; Parkinson's disease --
10. Schools and learning environments : Learning and environment ; Day-care centers and preschools ; Primary and secondary schools ; Colleges and universities --
11. Healthcare environments : Healthcare environments ; Issues in healthcare environments ; Interior design features ; Architectural features ; The role of nature in healthcare settings ; Other features and considerations --
12. Workplace environments : Workplace culture ; Workplace organizational structures ; Issues in workplace environments ; The corporate environment ; Home offices ; Neighborhood work centers --
13. Hospitality environments : Hospitality patrons ; Design issues in hospitality settings ; Types of hospitality environments ; Back to nature ; Shared real estate --
14. Retail and service environments : Shoppers and consumers ; Image and setting in retail and service environments ; Banks and convenience stores ; Restaurants and cafés ; Retail spaces ; Shopping malls --
15. Community environments : Defensible space ; The city ; Commercial communities ; Residential communities --
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