Environmental psychology
Environmental psychology is an interdisciplinary field focused on the interplay between individuals and their surroundings. The field defines the term environment broadly, encompassing natural environ...
Leanne Rivlin
Leanne Rivlin (b. 1929) is an originator of the Environmental Psychology Doctoral Program at the CUNY Graduate Center in the late 1960s.
Socio-architecture
Socio-architecture is a phrase coined by psychologist Humphry Osmond and Canadian architect Kyo Izumi as part of their research for the best architectural form for Osmond's Weyburn Mental Hospital in ...
Spatial network
A spatial network (sometimes also geometric graph) is a graph in which the vertices or edges are spatial elements associated with geometric objects, i.e. the nodes are located in a space equipped with...
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Social condenser
From Soviet constructivist theory, the social condenser is a spatial idea practiced in architecture. At the opening speech for the first OSA Group conference in 1928 Moisei Ginzburg claimed that "the ...
Fuzzy architectural spatial analysis
Fuzzy architectural spatial analysis (FASA) (also fuzzy inference system (FIS) based architectural space analysis or fuzzy spatial analysis) is a spatial analysis method of analyzing the spatial forma...
Nature deficit disorder
Nature deficit disorder refers to a hypothesis by Richard Louv in his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide ra...
Place attachment
Place attachment is the emotional bond between person and place, and is a main concept in environmental psychology. It is highly influenced by an individual and his or her personal experiences. There ...
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Broken windows theory
The broken windows theory is a criminological theory of the norm-setting and signaling effect of urban disorder and vandalism on additional crime and anti-social behavior. The theory states that main...
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Connectedness to nature scale
The connectedness to nature scale (CNS) is a measure of individuals' trait levels of feeling emotionally connected to the natural world in the realm of social and environmental psychology. The CNS is ...
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Proxemics
Proxemics is one of several subcategories of the study of nonverbal communication. Prominent other subcategories include haptics (touch), kinesics (body movement), vocalics (paralanguage), and chrone...
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Interior design psychology
Interior design psychology is a field within environmental psychology, which concerns the environmental conditions of the interior. It is a direct study of the relationship between an environment and ...
Paco Underhill
Paco Underhill is an environmental psychologist, the author of the books Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping, Call of the Mall: The Geography of Shopping, and What Women Want: The Global Marketplace T...
Children Youth and Environments Center
Since its founding in 2004, the Children, Youth and Environments Center for Research and Design (CYE) has moved to the forefront of efforts in the design professions and allied disciplines to promote ...
Biophilia hypothesis
The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his book, Biophilia (1...
Robert Gifford
Robert Gifford is professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada). His main research interests are environmental psychology, social psycholog...
Setha Low
Setha Low is a former president of the American Anthropological Association, a professor in environmental psychology, and the director of the Public Space Research Group at the City University of New ...
Wayfinding
Wayfinding encompasses all of the ways in which people and animals orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place.
The basic process of wayfinding involves four stages:
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Ecology of contexts
The ecology of contexts is a term used in many disciplines and refers to the dynamic interplay of contexts and demands that constrain and define an entity.
An agroecosystem exists amid contexts in...
Disciplinary architecture
Architectures of control have been considered to direct and/or prohibit certain types of behaviours within a given space. The idea of shaping user behavior is widely evident throughout the built envi...
Amos Rapoport
Amos Rapoport (1929, Warsaw, Poland) is the author of the book House, Form & Culture - which talks about how culture, human behavior, and the environment affect house form.Until his retirement in ...
Ecological psychology
Ecological psychology is a term claimed by several schools of psychology with the main one involving the work of James J. Gibson and his associates, and another on the work of Roger G. Barker, Herb Wr...
Tranquillity
Tranquillity (also spelled tranquility) is the quality or state of being tranquil; meaning calmness, serenity, and worry-free. The word tranquillity appears in numerous texts ranging from the religiou...
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Architectural psychology in Germany

Architectural and environmental psychology developed within the German-speaking world in the 1970s (Wolfgang Preiser; Radio interview, Deutschlandfunk, 1972a; 1972b). In 1972, Preiser stated (b, ...
Daniel Stokols
Daniel Stokols is Research Professor and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology in the Departments of Psychology and Social Behavior and Planning, Policy, and Design, and founding dean of t...
Psychology of art
The psychology of art is an interdisciplinary field that studies the perception, cognition and characteristics of art and its production. For the use of art materials as a form of psychotherapy, see a...
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Gestalt Practice
Gestalt Practice is a contemporary form of personal exploration and integration developed by Dick Price at Esalen Institute. The objective of the practice is to become more fully aware of the process ...
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Animal-assisted therapy
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of AAT is to improve a patient’s social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Advocates stat...
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