Environment, Cognition, and Action: An Integrated Approach

Hardcover | April 1, 1992

EditorTommy Garling, Gary W. Evans

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How do human beings comprehend, evaluate, and utilize the physical environments they inhabit? In this edited volume, a distinguished group of international contributors examines in detail the interconnections between what we know about, feel, and hope to accomplish in real world environments.Psychologists, planners, architects, and geographers discuss the state of knowledge in environmental cognition, building and landscape assessment, aesthetics, and decision-making. Gaps in our thinking about environmental issues are also discussed. The authors present an analysis of how our knowledgecan be utilized in the design and planning of settings better suited to human needs. Of interest to psychologists, geographers, and environmental designers, Environment, Cognition, and Action examines the dynamic interplay of assessment, knowledge, and action of people in all settings relevant todaily life -- home, school, office and industry.

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How do people comprehend, evaluate, and utilize the physical environments they inhabit? How are the dimensions of objects, their placement in space, and their organization related to thinking and decision-making? This volume features the contributions of international experts who examine the interconnections between what we know about,...

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How do human beings comprehend, evaluate, and utilize the physical environments they inhabit? In this edited volume, a distinguished group of international contributors examines in detail the interconnections between what we know about, feel, and hope to accomplish in real world environments.Psychologists, planners, architects, and geo...

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How do people comprehend, evaluate, and utilize the physical environments they inhabit? How are the dimensions of objects, their placement in space, and their organization related to thinking and decision-making? This volume features the contributions of international experts who examine the interconnections between what we know about,...

Tommy Garling is at University of Umea. Gary W. Evans is at Cornell University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.65 × 6.38 × 0.94 inPublished:April 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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1. Gary W. Evans and Tommy Garling: Environment, Cognition, and ActionPART I: The Impact of the Physical Environment2. Rachel Kaplan: Environmental Description and Prediction: A Conceptual Analysis3. Reginald G. Golledge: Cognition of Physical and Built Environments4. Harry Timmermans: Decision Making Processes, Choice Behavior, and Environmental Design: Conceptual Issues and Problems of Application5. Craig Zimring and Mark Gross: Searching for the Environment in Environmental Cognition Research6. Ervin H. Zube: Environmental Assessment, Cognition, and Action: Research ApplicationsPART II: Psychological Processes7. Rikard Kuller: Environmental Assessment from a Neuropsychological Perspective8. Anders Book: Spatial Cognition as Events9. Stephen Kaplan: Beyond Rationality: Clarity-Based Decision Making10. David Canter: Understanding, Assessing, and Acting in Places: Is an Integrative Framework Possible?11. Gerald D. Weisman: Conceptualization and Application: Psychological Processes in Environmental Cognition and AssessmentPART III: Life-Span Development12. Giovanna Axia, Erminielda Mainardi Peron, and Maria Rosa Baroni: Environmental Assessment Across the Life Span13. Lynn S. Liben: Environmental Cognition Through Direct and Representational Experiences: A Life-Span Perspective14. Roger A. Hart and Michael K. Conn: Developmental Perspectives on Action in Environments15. Christopher Spencer: Life-Span Changes in Activities, and Consequent Changes in the Cognition and Assessment of the Environment16. Gary T. Moore: Life-Span Development: Applications to Environmental Policy, Planning, and DesignPART IV: Summary and Conclusion17. Tommy Garling, Erik Lindberg, Gunilla Torell, and Gary W. Evans: From Environmental to Ecological Cognition

From Our Editors

How do people comprehend, evaluate, and utilize the physical environments they inhabit? How are the dimensions of objects, their placement in space, and their organization related to thinking and decision-making? This volume features the contributions of international experts who examine the interconnections between what we know about, feel, and hope to accomplish in real-world environments. The discussion follows three major themes: the impact of the physical environment, psychological processes, and life-span development. A detailed survey of the intuitive and evolving human thought processes which give rise to our "sense of place" shows how this dynamic perception is shaped by elements of aesthetics, inferences of comfort, and visions of ourselves acting within specific environments. Psychologists, planners, architects, and geographers discuss the state of knowledge in spatial cognition, environmental assessment, aesthetics, and choice behavior. They show how this knowledge can be applied to the design and planning of settings - such as buildings and landscapes

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"An attempt to bring structure and theoretical focus to a fragmented field. Garling and Evans have taken a significant step." --Richard B. Barnes, Contemporary Psychology