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'''Environmental psychology''' can mean one of two related things:  
 
'''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.
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''1) An interdisciplinary field focused on the interplay between humans and their surroundings.''
  
2) The relationship between people's psychology, and their behavior in terms of [[sustainability]].
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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.
  
<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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This definition is an important field of study for good [[design]] of the [[built environment]] and [[urban planning]].  
  
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''2) The relationship between people's psychology, and their behavior in terms of [[sustainability]].''{{fact}}
  
The first definition is an important field of study for good design of the [[built environment]] and [[urban planning]].  
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This is an unusual use of the term - choosing another term would be desirable for clarity.  
  
The second definition is essential for planning any [[campaign]] or other action to promote sustainability.
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This subject is discussed at the Appropedia page on '''[[Psychology]]'''.
 
 
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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.{{fact}}{{expand}}
 
  
 
==Notes==
 
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== Interwiki links ==
 
== Interwiki links ==
  
* [[Wikipedia:Environmental psychology]]
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* [[wikipedia:Environmental psychology]]
  
[[Category: Human behavior]]
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[[Category: Psychology]]
 
[[category: Sustainability]]
 
[[category: Sustainability]]

Latest revision as of 08:37, 31 October 2012

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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Interwiki links[edit | edit source]