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Description - Handbook of Environmental Psychology by Robert B. Bechtel

An international team of leading scholars explores the latest theories, research, and applications critical to environmental psychology Featuring the latest research and concepts in the field straight from the world's leading scholars and practitioners, Handbook of Environmental Psychology provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of this rapidly growing field. Bringing together contributions from an international team of top researchers representing a myriad of disciplines, this groundbreaking resource provides you with a pluralistic approach to the field as an interdisciplinary effort with links to other disciplines. Addressing a variety of issues and practice settings, Handbook of Environmental Psychology is divided into five organized and accessible parts to provide a thorough overview of the theories, research, and applications at the forefront of environmental psychology today. Part I deals with sharpening theories; Part II links the subject to other disciplines; Part III focuses on methods; Part IV highlights applications; and Part V examines the future of the field. Defining the ongoing revolution in thinking about how the environment and psychology interact, Handbook of Environmental Psychology is must reading for anyone coping directly with the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that are destroying our environment and putting our lives in jeopardy. Topics include: Healthy design Restorative environments Links to urban planning Contaminated environments Women's issues Environments for aging Climate, weather, and crime The history and future of disaster research Children's environments Personal space in a digital age Community planning

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471405948
ISBN-10: 0471405949
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 212mm x 41mm)
Pages: 736
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert B. Bechtel

ROBERT B. BECHTEL is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the University of Arizona in Tucson and Editor of the journal Environment and Behavior. ARZA CHURCHMAN is Associate Professor at the Technion in Haifa, Israel, and past president of the International Association for the Study of People and Their Physical Surroundings.