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Environmental
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"Environmental
psychology
studies
the

interac6ons
and
rela6ons
between

people
and
their

envi...
•    environmental
social
sciences

Scope
                              •    architectural
psychology

Environmental
psych...
•  “Ecological
issues
of

Environment
and

Humanity

                      people's
rela6onship
to

                      ...
Is
it
all
about
control?

Density
=
number
of
people
per
space

   We
are
less
likely
to
feel
crowded
(stressed)

        ...
Control

We
tend
to
be
more
afraid
of

environmental
risks
we
cannot
control

than
those
that
we
(perceive)
that
we

can.
...
The
Gruen
transfer
refers
to
the

 Human
response
to
the
                  moment
when
a
consumer

 built
environment

   ...
Biophilia
   •  Wilson,
an
etymologist

                proposed
that:
humans

                have
an
ins+nc+ve
affinity

 ...
•  hZp://www.youtube.com/
Gaia

                                                watch?v=VjLC3GjFMv0

Gaia
and
systems
scie...
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  1. 1. Environmental
Psychology

 "Environmental
psychology
studies
the
 interac6ons
and
rela6ons
between
 people
and
their
 environments.”
(Oskamp
&
Schultz,
 1998,
p.
206)
 Parts
of
this
presenta6on
are
adapted
 from
James
Neill,
Psychology,
 University
of
Canberra,
via
his
work
in
 open
source
educa6on.


  2. 2. •  environmental
social
sciences
 Scope
 •  architectural
psychology
 Environmental
psychology
is
also
 •  socio‐architecture
 known
as,
or
closely
related
to:
 •  ecological
psychology

 •  ecopsychology
 •  behavioural
geography
 •  environment‐behavior
 studies
 •  person‐environment
studies
 •  environmental
sociology
 •  social
ecology
 •  environmental
design
 research

  3. 3. •  “Ecological
issues
of
 Environment
and
 Humanity
 people's
rela6onship
to
 their
environment,
both
 natural
and
human‐made,
 have
assumed
crucial
 importance
to
our
quality
 of
life,
and
even
to
the
 survival
capacity
of
 humanity.”
(Oskamp
&
 Schultz,
1998)

  4. 4. Is
it
all
about
control?
 Density
=
number
of
people
per
space

 We
are
less
likely
to
feel
crowded
(stressed)
 when
we
feel
we
have
some
control.
The
 whereas
 image
below
shows
density,
but
not
crowding.
 Crowding
=
subjec6ve
nega6ve
 experiences
due
to
density

  5. 5. Control
 We
tend
to
be
more
afraid
of
 environmental
risks
we
cannot
control
 than
those
that
we
(perceive)
that
we
 can.
 hZp://www.flickr.com/photos/ber6e_is_here/
 hZp://www.flickr.com/photos/miusam/
 Which
situa6on
is
more
dangerous?

  6. 6. The
Gruen
transfer
refers
to
the
 Human
response
to
the
 moment
when
a
consumer
 built
environment
 enters
a
shopping
mall,
and,
 We
shape
the
environment
and
we
are
 shaped
by
it.
 surrounded
by
an
inten6onally
 confusing
layout,
loses
track
 their
original
inten6ons.
Spa6al
 awareness
of
their
 surroundings
play
a
key
role,
as
 does
the
surrounding
sound
 and
music.
The
effect
of
the
 transfer
is
marked
by
a
slower
 hZp://www.flickr.com/photos/treyguinn/
 walking
pace
and
glazed
eyes.

  7. 7. Biophilia
 •  Wilson,
an
etymologist
 proposed
that:
humans
 have
an
ins+nc+ve
affinity
 with
life‐like
processes
i.e.,
 nature,
due
to
our
 evolu+onary
history
 •  "innate
tendency
to
focus
 on
life
and
lifelike
 processes."

  8. 8. •  hZp://www.youtube.com/ Gaia
 watch?v=VjLC3GjFMv0
 Gaia
and
systems
science
 Perhaps
it
is
in
the
context
that
James
 Lovelock’s
idea
he
called
the
Gaia
 hypothesis
was
taken
by
many
at
a
 very
spiritual
level.

 This
film
is
a
liZle
that
way
but
explains
 the
main
points
of
the
hypothesis
well.

 For
a
more
detailed
discussion
of
 Lovelock
and
his
work
please
listen
to
 the
Radio
Na6onal
Science
Show
 interview
linked
on
moodle.


  9. 9. •  the
living
environment
as
a
 whole
has
the
same
right
to
 Deep
Ecology
 The
Gaia
hypothesis
is
fundamentally
 live
and
flourish
as
humanity.
 in
tune
with
the
Deep
Ecology
 philosophy.
 •  asks
deeper
ques6ons
 concerning
"why"
and
"how"
 and
thus
is
concerned
with

 philosophical
ques6ons
 about
the
impacts
of
human
 life
as
one
part
of
the
 ecosphere
 •  aims
to
avoid
merely
 anthropocentric
 environmentalism


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