Special Issue "Advances in Environmental Psychology"


A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jack L. Nasar
Department of City and Regional Planning, Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University, Knowlton Hall 275 West Woodruff Ave. Columbus, OH 43210-1135, USA
Website: http://facweb.knowlton.ohio-state.edu/jnasar/crpinfo/
E-Mail: nasar.1@osu.edu
Interests: physical planning; design review; performance of neo-traditional neighborhoods; environmental perception; meaning and aesthetics; environmental correlates of fear of crime; crime prevention through environmental design; sense of community; program and building programming and evaluation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental psychology is an interdisciplinary and international field that views persons and their physical surroundings as interdependent. It uses social science methods to study those person-environment relations, and recognizes the value of a multi-level, multi-disciplinary, social-ecological approach to such questions. This special issue explores the connections between the environment (at different scales, ranging from a room to a city) and the range of human responses addressed in the field.  These connections and related responses include, but are not limited to, environmental perception and cognition; environmental attitudes and appraisals; environmental stress, noise, and crowding; responses to disasters, settings, personal space, territoriality, and privacy; crime and fear of crime; behavioral change; home, neighborhood, work, and educational environments; and facility planning and evaluation. Articles appropriate for the special issue might include historical perspectives, theoretical articles, and reviews of research in a topic area, or discussions of a program of empirical research in an area. Papers that examine the relations between humans and their surroundings with planning, design or policy implications would represent excellent fits. This special issue aims to explore the state of knowledge in the field and the application of that knowledge to creating better places for people.

Dr. Jack L. Nasar
Guest Editor


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p. 371-393
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Behav. Sci. 2014, 4(4), 371-393; doi:10.3390/bs4040371
Received: 25 August 2014; in revised form: 20 September 2014 / Accepted: 23 September 2014 / Published: 13 October 2014
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p. 341-351
Behav. Sci. 2014, 4(4), 341-351; doi:10.3390/bs4040341
Received: 27 April 2014; in revised form: 20 August 2014 / Accepted: 9 September 2014 / Published: 29 September 2014
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