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1) An interdisciplinary field focused on the interplay between humans and their surroundings. By various researchers, this has also been termed 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.
 
1) An interdisciplinary field focused on the interplay between humans and their surroundings. By various researchers, this has also been termed 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.
  
2) The relationship between people's psychology, and their behavior in terms of [[sustainability]].
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2) The relationship between people's psychology, and their behavior in terms of [[sustainability]].<ref>The first is Wikipedia's definition, but I believe it's used in the other sense too. --Chriswaterguy. </ref>{{fact}} This is a more fringe use, and choosing another term would be desirable.  
  
<ref>The first is Wikipedia's definition, but I believe it's used in the other sense too. --Chriswaterguy. </ref>  {{fact}}
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The first definition is an important field of study for good [[design]] of the [[built environment]] and [[urban planning]].  
 
 
 
 
The first definition is an important field of study for good design of the [[built environment]] and [[urban planning]].  
 
  
 
The second definition is essential for planning any [[campaign]] or other action to promote sustainability.
 
The second definition is essential for planning any [[campaign]] or other action to promote sustainability.

Revision as of 05:42, 30 September 2010

Environmental psychology can mean one of two related things:

1) An interdisciplinary field focused on the interplay between humans and their surroundings. By various researchers, this has also been termed 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.

2) The relationship between people's psychology, and their behavior in terms of sustainability.[1][verification needed] This is a more fringe use, and choosing another term would be desirable.

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

The second definition is essential for planning any campaign or other action to promote sustainability.

Examples

A study/case study found that a sign encouraging recycling had a dramatically different effect depending on the wording. "Please recycle" of had a modest effect - some people recycled, but many didn't. "We recycle" resulted in a much greater proportion of recycling.[verification needed]

Notes

  1. The first is Wikipedia's definition, but I believe it's used in the other sense too. --Chriswaterguy.


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