Environment, Cognition, and Action : An Integrated Approach

Environment, Cognition, and Action : An Integrated Approach

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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 knowledge can 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 to daily life -- home, school, office and industry.The compatibility of person and environment (S. Kaplan, 1983) is, in general, a powerful contributing factor to the achievement ... Unfortunately, however, this analysis is considerably more technical than that which preceded it; readers who areanbsp;...

Title:Environment, Cognition, and Action : An Integrated Approach
Author:Tommy Garling Associate Professor of Psychology University of Umea, Gary W. Evans Department of Design and Environmental Analysis Cornell University
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1992-01-11


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