Content (Syllabus outline)

INTRODUCTION: Definitions and fields of environmental psychology; characteristics of men-environment relationships; methods in environmental psychology; post-ocupancy evaluation

SOCIAL PROCESSES AND ENVIRONMENT: privacy; territorial behavior; crowding; personal space; behavioral setting; neighborhood and town; socio-spatial schema; socio-fugal and socio-petal space; behavioral and social traps; environmental attitudes and values; managing environment; ethical aspects of environmental attitudes; persuasion and influence;

ENVIRONMENTAL COGNITION: perception of environment; orientation in environment; cognitive maps; environmental aesthetic; place; meaning in environment;

SENSORY QUALITIES AND THEIR INFLUENCES: light and colours; darkness; sound and noise; temperature; smell;

ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS: global environmental questions; human behavior as a cause of environmental changes; polluting; dusting and repositories; vandalism; criminal and its prevention; traffic environments; energy and energy saving; sustainable development;

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: perception; landscape, afiliation and preferences; supporting influences of nature; recreational environments;

DISASTERS: risk perception; behavior in emergencies;

PLANING: differences between users and planners; adjustment process; negotiation of common image of environment;  environment impact assessment; public relations;

CHARACTERISTIC OF BEHAVIOR AND EXPERIENCE IN PARTICULAR ENVIRONMENTS: schools; playgrounds; squares; natural environments: parks, woods, gardens; stadiums; hospitals; restaurant; homes; settlements; environments for special groups, etc.


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