Environmental Design and Human Behavior

Environmental Design and Human Behavior

A Psychology of the Individual in Society

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editor: Leonard Krasner
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188898

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Environmental Design and Human Behavior: A Psychology of the Individual in Society outlines the fundamental principles that govern the concept of environmental design in the context of human behavior. The first part of the text deals with theorecal and historical influences of environmental design, along with the ethical and value context. The selection also covers methods for assessments of environment and interactionists approach to environmental design. The next part details the application of environmental design; this part tackles topics such as environmental design in the classroom; designing an ""ideal"" classroom; and implementation process and personal experience. The book will be of great use to behavioral scientists, sociologists, community health and social workers, and professionals involved in the designing of environment, such as city planners.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments


    Part I - Theoretical and Historical Influences


    1 Environmental Design in Perspective: Theoretical Model, General Principled and Historical Context

    2 Ethical and Value Contexts

    3 Environmental Psychology

    4 An Interactions Approach to Environmental Design

    5 Methods for Assessments of Environments

    6 Environmental Design in Closed Institutions

    7 Community Mental Health and Environmental Design

    Part II - Applications

    8 Environmental Design in Action: The Training Program

    9 Training and Environmental Design

    10 Environmental Design in the Classroom

    11 Designing an "Ideal" Classroom

    12 Environmental Design in Alternative Societies: Children's Village

    13 Environmental Design in Alternative Societies: The People's Republic of China

    14 Environmental Design in Practice: Implementation Process and Personal Experience

    Appendix: Resources in Environmental Design


    Name Index

    Subject Index

    About the Contributors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 532
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188898

About the Editor

Leonard Krasner

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