Environmental Psychology and Human Well-Being - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114810

Environmental Psychology and Human Well-Being

1st Edition

Effects of Built and Natural Settings

Authors: Ann Sloan Devlin
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114810
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 400
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Environmental Psychology and Human Well-Being: Effects of Physical and Natural Settings provides a better understanding of the way in which mental and physical well-being is affected by physical environments, as well as insight into how the design of these environments might be improved to support better health outcomes. The book reviews the history of the field, discusses theoretical constructs in guiding research and design, and provides an up-to-date survey of research findings. Core psychological constructs such as personal space, territoriality, privacy, resilience, stress, and more are integrated into each environment covered.

Key Features

  • Provides research-based insight into how an environment can impact mental and physical health and well-being
  • Integrates core psychological constructs such as coping, place attachment, social support, and perceived control into each environment discussed
  • Includes discussion on behavior setting theory
  • Covers educational settings, workplace settings, environments for active living, housing for the elderly, natural settings, correctional facilities, and more


Environmental-behavior academics/researchers, environmental psychologists, environmental psychology students; researchers in architecture, gerontology, behavioral geography, city and regional planning

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction: Rationale, Chapter Overviews, and Author Biographies
Ch. 2 Concepts, Theories, and Research Approaches
Ch. 3 A Typology of Suburban Experiences in the United States
Ch. 4 Residential Environments and Active Living
Ch. 5 Housing for Older Adults
Ch. 6. City Life and Well-being
Ch. 7 The Role of the Physical Environment in Education
Ch. 8 Workplace Settings
Ch. 9 The Environment and Consumer Behavior
Ch. 10 Everyday and Nearby Natural Environments
Ch. 11 Behavioral Impact of Naturalistic and Wilderness Settings
Ch. 12 Can Correctional Environments Be Humane? A Case for Evidence-based and Value-based Design
Ch. 13 Healthcare Settings
Ch. 14 Designing Mental and Behavioral Facilities: Psychological, Social and Cultural Issues
Ch. 15 Memory Care and Alzheimer’s Units
Ch. 16 Therapeutic Landscapes
Ch. 17 Concluding Remarks


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About the Author

Ann Sloan Devlin

Dr. Devlin teaches courses on cognitive processes, I/O, environmental psychology, and research methods. She frequently writes about evidence-based design, is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and the recipient of several Mellon Foundation grants. She has been published in multiple journals, is the editor in chief of Environment and Behavior (SAGE), and authored the book Transforming the Doctor’s Office: Principles of Evidence-Based Design for Routledge in 2015. Since 2001 she has also published two other books on environmental psychology, and one on research methods.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Psychology at Connecticut College, New London, CT, USA

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