Environment and Behavior (ENVIRON BEHAV)

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Journal description

Environment and Behavior reports rigorous experimental and theoretical work on the study, design and control of the physical environment and its interaction with human behavioural systems.

Current impact factor: 1.27

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2009 Impact Factor 1.365

Additional details

5-year impact 2.17
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.18
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.80
Website Environment and Behavior website
Other titles Environment and behavior, EB. Environment and behavior, Environment & behavior
ISSN 0013-9165
OCLC 1568065
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

SAGE Publications

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    • Publisher last reviewed on 29/07/2015
  • Classification
    ​ green

Publications in this journal

  • Environment and Behavior 09/2015; DOI:10.1177/0013916515607311
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    ABSTRACT: According to attention restoration theory, directed attention can become fatigued and then be restored by spending time in a restorative environment. This study examined the restorative effects of nature on children’s executive functioning. Sevento 8-year-olds (school aged, n = 34) and 4- to 5-year-olds (preschool, n = 33) participated in two sessions in which they completed an activity to fatigue attention, then walked along urban streets (urban walk) in one session and in a park-like area (nature walk) in another session, and finally completed assessments of working memory, inhibitory control, and attention. Children responded faster on the attention task after a nature walk than an urban walk. School-aged children performed significantly better on the attention task than preschoolers following the nature walk, but not urban walk. Walk type did not affect inhibitory control or verbal working memory. However, preschoolers’ spatial working memory remained more stable following the nature walk than the urban walk.
    Environment and Behavior 09/2015; DOI:10.1177/0013916515603095
  • Environment and Behavior 08/2015; DOI:10.1177/0013916515600494
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    ABSTRACT: This research was conducted in the southeastern United States, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the country. The study included two sets of predictor variables: environmental experiences and perceptions (i.e., observation of pollution and assessment of pollution’s impact) and residential factors (i.e., rural vs. urban residence and upstream vs. downstream watershed location); sociodemographic characteristics served as control variables. Sequential regression was performed on survey data of watershed residents to isolate the predictors of environmentalism. Observation of pollution and assessment of pollution’s impact on water quality were most important for explaining environmental concern, self-reported household-based behaviors, and self-reported likelihood of engaging in water quality improvement efforts. The sociodemographic variables were also significant predictors; the residential variables had limited influence on the dependent variables. These results indicate that stormwater educators should account for experiential factors and perceptions of pollution when designing strategies for encouraging environmentalism.
    Environment and Behavior 05/2015; DOI:10.1177/0013916515586058
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    ABSTRACT: Adolescents are an important population to target with energy-saving interventions: Not only are adolescents high consumers of energy, but they are also the adult consumers of the future. In the present study, an online energy-saving intervention was developed based on implementation intentions, a widely used psychological behavior change technique. A total of 180 adolescents, aged 13 to 15 years, were recruited using purposeful sampling and were allocated to either the intervention or control condition. A significant increase in adolescent’s self-reported energy-saving behavior was found among adolescents who had received the intervention, which was sustained at the 6-week follow-up. However, some adolescents were more affected by the intervention than others; adolescents who already actively engaged in energy saving (as identified by their readiness to change prior to the intervention) reported a significant increase in energy-saving behaviors as a consequence of participation in the intervention, whereas those who were not already saving energy did not.
    Environment and Behavior 04/2015; DOI:10.1177/0013916515583550
  • Environment and Behavior 04/2015;