Theoretical Perspectives in Environment-Behavior Research: Underlying Assumptions, Research…

Hardcover | December 31, 1999

EditorSeymour Wapner, Jack Demick, C. Takiji Yamamoto

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Following upon the Handbook of Japan-United States Environment-Behavior Research, published by Plenum in 1997, leading experts review the interrelationships among theory, problem, and method in environment-behavior research. The chapters focus on the philosophical and theoretical assumptions underlying current research and practice in the area and link those assumptions to specific substantive questions and methodologies

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Following upon the Handbook of Japan-United States Environment-Behavior Research, published by Plenum in 1997, leading experts review the interrelationships among theory, problem, and method in environment-behavior research. The chapters focus on the philosophical and theoretical assumptions underlying current research and practic...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:333 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.04 inPublished:December 31, 1999Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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Preface. 1. Introduction; S. Wapner, et al. 2. Assumptions, Methods and Research Problems of the Holistic, Developmental, Systems-Oriented Perspective; S. Wapner, J. Demick. 3. Humans and Nature: Insights from a Transactional View; C.M. Werner, I. Altman. 4. Natural Disaster and Restoration Housings: Role of Physical and Interpersonal Environment in Making a Critical Transition to a New Environment; M. Kobyashi, K. Miura. 5. Reflections on the Assumptions and Foundations of Work in Environmental Psychology; L.G. Rivlin. 6. Assumptions, Methods and Research Problems of Ecological Psychology; R.B. Bechtel. 7. Social-Psychological Approaches in Environment-Behavior Studies: Identity Theories and the Discursive Approach; M. Bonaiuto, M. Bonnes. 8. Person Contexts and Personal Projects: Assumptive Themes of a Methodological Transactionalism; B.R. Little. 9. Women and the Environment: Questioned and Unquestioned Assumptions; A. Churchman. 10. Science, Explanatory Theory and Environment-Behavior Studies; A. Rapoport. 11. Linking Built Environments to Everyday Life: Assumptions, Logic and Specifications; W. Michelson. 12. A Hypothetical Model of Environmental Perception: Ambient Vision and Layout of Surfaces in the Environment; R. Ohno. 13. A Way of Seeing People and Place: Phenomenology in Environment-Behavior Research; D. Seamon. 14. A Storyteller's Beliefs: Narrative and Existential Research; H. Childress. 15. Seven Assumptions for an Investigative Environmental Psychology; D. Canter. 16. Cross-Cultural Environment-Behavior Research from a Holistic, Developmental, Systems-Oriented Perspective; J. Demick, et al. 17. The Geography of Hospitals: A Developing Approach to the Architectural Planning of Hospitals; Y. Nagasawa. 18. Sympathetic Methods in Environmental Design and Education; T. Takahashi. 19. Cultural Assumptions underlying Concept-formation and Theory Building in Environment-Behavior Research: Urban Planning and Life-world Design; H. Minami, T. Yamamoto. 20. Residential Crowding in the Context of Inner City Poverty; G.W. Evans, S. Saegert. 21. Theory Development in Environmental Psychology: A Prospective View; D. Stokols. 22. Space-Frames and Intercultural Studies of Person-Environment Relations; G. Rand. 23. Epilogue: Similarities and Differences Across Theories of Environment-behavior Relations; S. Wapner, et al. Name Index. Subject Index.