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Environmental psychology can mean one of two related things:

1) An interdisciplinary field focused on the interplay between humans and their surroundings.

Various researchers have also termed this environmental social sciences, architectural psychology, socio-architecture, ecological psychology, ecopsychology, behavioral geography, environment-behavior studies, person-environment studies, environmental sociology, social ecology, and environmental design research.

This definition is an important field of study for good design of the built environment and urban planning.

2) The relationship between people's psychology, and their behavior in terms of sustainability.[verification needed]

This is an unusual use of the term - choosing another term would be desirable for clarity.

This subject is discussed at the Appropedia page on Psychology.

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Added listing of alternative terms per Wikipedia article . May as well have them here in case anyone's searching for them. -- Writtenonsand 16:38, 23 February 2008 (PST)

Very good!
This article, including the example about signs on recycling bins, came out of a conversation with an American guy I bumped into in Thailand. He'd just finished his degree and was traveling before a Peace Corps placement in Macedonia. When I find his email I'll ask him for more info. --Chriswaterguy · talk 23:18, 24 February 2008 (PST)
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