Questions related to Environmental Psychology
We have conducted a research in the field of environmental psychology and the reviewer has suggested to revise our work in order to avoid the statements expressing anthropomorphism. I am unable to understand the context behind this word. Please guide and suggest an alternative approach.
Some changes are possible to identify about economical, technological, social and cultural dimensions about rural field or space of interest. People of developped counties prefers rural zones and people of undevelopped counties go to big cities preferently. But; rural zones in second countries are changing quickly because minery, hydraulics works, communcations and some services are each time mor frequently....
Process as identity, atacment to territory, cosmovisions and other important social and cultural realities and process are modified with some impacts or effect over the rural cualitiy of life. That is the context of my ask.
My name is Christiano Piccioni Toralles, I am a professor at the Inst. Fed. of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and student of the Doctoral Program in Spatial Planning at Un. Coimbra (Portugal), under the supervision of prof. Anabela Ribeiro. I'm here inviting volunteers to collaborate as an expert with my Ph.D. research on urban mobility, specially dedicated to walkability, in an inter/multimodal, inclusive, and participatory perspective.
The form link is found below. It starts with a brief explanation of the proposal and the Consent Form, then moving on to the questionnaire itself.
- Form in English: <https://forms.gle/uEbwPvFbUL9Ly3R56>
- Form in Portuguese (if you prefer): <https://forms.gle/QQogLjupNG1Kgves7>
- At the beginning of the form, there are instructions for translating into other languages, if necessary.
Globally and mandatorily, this questionnaire has 222 questions with multiple choice answers, except for two open-ended questions (one for the name of your city and the last one for optional comments or suggestions), with an estimated duration of 30 minutes.
This research has as its target audience only professionals who work in urban planning, mainly dedicated to the theme of urban mobility, in public or private institutions, including academic-scientific. Planners, designers, researchers, and teachers are invited to respond. There are no restrictions about their professional qualification (for example, in Urban Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Geography, Public Health, Environmental Psychology, Tourism, Sociology, Anthropology, etc.), as long as they have some experience in the subject.
If you have any questions or would like to request further information, feel free to write on this forum. Or you can contact me by email: <email@example.com>.
Thank you for your attention.
Hello everyone. Building information modeling (#BIM) technology has a language based on written and #visual_data. But there is no clear way to use the theoretical studies and humanities findings in the field of art or #environmental_psychology to Change their Conversation into the language of this technology (base on the Data theory).Do you know any research and resources on how to take advantage of theoretical bases and transform them into #problem_solving #models that look similar to #algorithmic language and #parametric_architecture?
we have got an article with title of "The Psychological Effects of the Dwelling and Living Conditions during Self-Quarantine: A Web-based Cross-Sectional Survey in Iran", I have an urgent need to find a JCR journal even with low IF for this article and speed of response of journal is really important.
any suggestion would be helpful.
Factors that affect disruptive behaviour in secondary and further education, e.g psychological, environmental, biological, social and educational. Wanted to know what experts understanding are.
How do we really measure environmental perception? And how do we measure relationship of environmental perception and associated behavior? What are the most prominent theories. It would be very helpful if some categorical answers are provided. Thanks in advance.
Hi, we aim to "quantify" cultural ecosystem services from urban forests of our study area (Karlsruhe, Germany). We know that cultural ecosystem services are difficult to quantify as they are often qualitative and have intangible significance. Our approach is to first do a detail survey on public and stakeholders' perception and preferences on selected cultural ecosystem services using questionnaire survey and Likert's scale of response. Then, we want to use our data from the questionnaire survey to develop a scoring systems. Do you know any method which can be helpful to us? Or, do you know how to valuate cultural ecosystem services? In addition to questionnaire survey, we also have data from urban forest plots on forest structure and composition. We followed the guidelines from i-tree-eco software's handbook and UFORE model developed by the US Forest Service (David Nowak). We will really appreciate if you can provide us some literature or provide some suggestions on methods to quantify cultural ecosystem services.
I am working on a mulitdisciplinary project focused on environmental behaviour and attitudes towards protected areas and we need literature about focus groups that would be accesible and clear for researchers of various backgrounds (sociology, social psychology, environmental economy). What would you recommend?
Can any one help me on how to make a questionnaire to determining the effect of physical and social factors to place attachment?
When indoor ambient conditions affect or initiate certain behavior, the mechanics of this type of learning can be viewed from an environmental psychology perspective (Mehrabian, & Russell, 1974; Pati & Barach, 2010). In fact, the pressure of task performance in a compromised learning environment can cause students to rationalize the outcome their learning based on these conditions and display actions geared toward dealing with the immediate surroundings (Wechsler, 1958).
This discussion addresses the human elements of sustainable design in urban high-rise buildings. While a number of technical developments have allowed for the minimization of resource consumption, little research has addressed the response of occupants to such facilities, or the degree to which success in reaching sustainability goals is dependent on user behavior. This paper reviews research in related areas and suggests ways in which social, psychological and behavioral issues may be important to sustainable design, as well as how ways attending to psychological needs can improve the success of meeting these and other goals. Social psychological and applied behavior analytical approaches are reviewed as ways to respond to conservation and recycling goals. The psychological and physiological benefits that green buildings confer on their occupants are also addressed, as are areas for future research, and steps that the building industry can take to develop more holistic and sustainable building practices that incorporate occupant behavioral needs.
I am working on a project in which I am planning to prepare a questionnaire having items to assess population's awareness and perception on climate change.
While searching for scale, I found a Climate Steward Survey (CSS) developed by Scott L. Walker and published in International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education (which may be used for perception) (paper is attached).
I want to ask what are the alternative standardized scale (like environment attitude, belief etc..) which can be used, if there is no standardized scale on population's awareness and perception on climate change?
Many researchers use scenario planning as a way to explore alternative futures with citizens, but how far ahead should people be asked to consider? Too far ahead and the problems under consideration become subject to the SEP engine of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's series (Somebody Else's Problem). Too close and panic may ensue, or at least fear-driven System 1 responses. What is the 'sweet spot' of both personal stake and cognitive capacity? Are there demographic or cultural differences in temporal thinking and risk perceptions? Do you have an example of a successful scenario planning exercise, and can share your time horizon and rationale? Or do you have a reference to recommend that explores this question? Thanks in advance.
One of the central challenges in understanding pro-environmental behavior is measurement. Currently, most researchers (including myself) lean on self-report of behavior.
What kinds of pro-environmental behaviors might be realistically measured by researchers? For example, recycling bins have been measured at the curb for weight (time-consuming), electrical meters have been read by students (time-consuming), household water usage has been measured by partnering with a water district.... there are also laboratory tasks such as recycling, donation, and turning out the lights.
There's room here for more creativity. What other behaviors might affect conservation or public discussions of environmentalism and could be observed?
I've been doing alot of reading on urban psychology recently, and have had the nagging question regarding the differences between urban psychology and environmental psychology. Particularly, how different is urban psychology from env.psychology?
Environment psychology is the urgent need of humanity. The Earth is heading towards existential crisis. The psychology must contribute in dealing with the most important issue at hand.
In fact, I want to design a place which can engage veterans with people in the community.
i am looking for topics about environmental psychology related to sustainable society in architecture for phd project.
Puede alguien recomendar estudios desde la psicología sobre la conservación de bosques nativos por las comunidades? Muchas gracias.
Traditionally, studies have been carried out on the conservation of native forests of other disciplines, other than psychology. I have found related studies in community and environmental psychology, but not about the subject that I investigate.
Thank you very much.
I am looking for feedback on significant publications (environmental psychology, urban design, architecture and planning) since 2000, that could be used as directives.
Well-being in itself could be considered a form of spirituality. It is your "peace" that makes life meaningful to you. (or is it?)
Some people use this definition, finding satisfaction in life through travel, staying at home with loved ones, religion, connection with the universe, God, etc.
The importance of this is how important? To our identity? Stress levels? Relationships with people/animals/objects? Your health psychologically, physiologically, environmentally, spiritually?
Can it, or has it, been supported by the built environment? Do you make it, find it, or adapt (nesting in a pre-designed space).
Do you feel that "spirituality" is an ecosystem? Does the interconnected relationship between plants, animals, humans, inorganic, or lifeless objects/materials/elements use spirituality? Do we block it (like the built environment), knowingly or not and thus damage our spiritual health which effects our peace, stress, and health (thinking of PNI)?
I am looking for discussion, resources, comments, definitions, etc. This is to specify a pre-step to my thesis through thought and questions in understanding the ultimate goal, my research project in human element in architecture, it's (human and built environment) history, and our future.
In my data, I have found that a measure of 'egoism' negatively correlates with social desirability (pearson correlation: -.19). Therefore, as an individual's social desirability increases, their self-reported egoism decreases (or vice-versa, as it is correlation).
I plan to use the egoism score in research relating to willingness to engage with pro-environmental behaviour, but I worry that without correcting for social desirability I may not uncover the 'true' influence of egoism.
Other than discuss this at the end of any article or paper, I wanted to know whether anyone had any experience, or had considered, pro-actively tackling the issue by 'correcting' people's scores for one variable based upon their score for social desirability? And if so, how they would suggest this could be completed?
As always, I would appreciate any thoughts or comments anyone has on the matter,
Question is :
Could a subjective concept or an aesthetic perception(like for example : "perspective" that ordinary people have not experienced before) which has been manifested in architectural design, impacts on observer's minds or speed up their perception growth?
I'm looking for studies in the fields of social and environmental psychology on perception of air quality by European citizens (and comparison between countries).
I look for how to analyze testimonies of traumatized people. With which method? What tools?
Thank you in advance
For example: How do people feel when they stand in the middle of a room or in a corner?
If anyone knows any study about this topic please let me know, thanks!
I'm looking for attitude scale related to energy consumption or saving, does anybody know one with good psychometric properties? Thanks!
BTW, if you know a any scale that assess actual energy saving behavior, that would be great also.
Can anyone help me on how to put together an effective questionnaire for gathering information on determining the level of place attachment in urban public spaces of Isfahan?
I am trying to find the differences and similiarities of environmental psychological interventions and environmental educational programs.
I am hoping to get a greater number of sources regarding crew social dynamics on H.M.S. Challenger. My obstacle is that I reside in Thailand with limited access to hard copy sources.
When considering values some researchers such as Schwartz, Schultz and MIlfont suggest correcting for differences in response tendency (to get a relative importance for that individual - a value priority) however other researchers appear to not do this and instead just use the mean score.
Has anyone got any opinons/experience with either technique, especially when dealing with values that influence pro-environmental concern/action/behaviour (Particularly: Biospheric, Altruistic, Egoistic and Hedonic)?
I am using the phenomenological approach to identify ‘feel at home’ places within a home and then analysing the spatiality of such places. My core discipline is architecture. Could you direct me to research in which the results are not just textual descriptions but also involve architectural illustrations? Any pointers to specific studies/methods/theoretical frameworks in conducting phenomenological + architectural spatial analysis would be appreciated.
I am looking for studies involved with the authentic use of de Bono's tools. I am a trained instructor in these tools since 2000 and have trained 2000+ people in de Bono's tools and processes. I am now doing my PhD and my research is focusing on what happens when work teams use de Bono's tools, so I am only looking for quality academic studies in this area, not studies in the area of education and not popular accounts of the benefits or use of de Bono's tools.
Are there specific elements throughout all design styles that are able to create the innate sense of comfort we associate with the Home? In the world of change where most people move multiple times, can a set of design principles be developed to ensure dwellings become 'home' and not simply a house for multiple residents? Does the dependence on perfect order and geometry create more homely spaces?
I am undertaking my thesis on a topic in this area so any knowledge or resources you may know would be incredibly helpful.
I would like to assess to what extent employees are motivated by the emotional satisfaction they gain from their work. Therefore, I thought, a good way to assess it would be by measuring emotional/hedonic goal orientation. However I could not find a measure that would be applicable for the workplace situation. Have you any suggestions?
Is communication kind of social interaction from psychological / sociological view? I would like to know whether the level of social interaction can be considered based on the level of communication? Would you please provide references related with this issue?
I'm designing research about the liking-similarity effect, as a replication experimental research from Collisson and Howell with use additional variable, gender, and use between subject design. But, I haven't found evidence or theories about difference that male perceive female more similar than female perceive male or vice versa.
I am doing my Architectural thesis on "Feeling at Home". I have found some relevant literature in Sociology (any additional information always welcome!) and related aspects in my study area - Environment-Behaviour studies. But I have not been able to locate literature on its place in Psychology in the spectrum of emotions, its definitions, constituent aspects, different dimensions, etc. Very surprising or am I missing something? Any help would be deeply appreciated.
I am conducting a research project in the field of environmental psychology.
In this respect I am searching for a construct, which captures one's dispositional willingness to bear or accept environmental resp. ecologocal risks, i.e. one's risk-propensity regarding risks for the environment (as opposed to risk perception, which is one's perception of risk).
Research suggests that a person's risk propensity is domain-specific (for instance finance, social, ethics, etc.) and although there are some validated scales that measure one's risk-taking tendency for multiple domains - for instance the DOSPERT Scale - I did not find any scale that specifically measures risk-taking tendency or attitude in an environmental context.
I have considered taking the ETHICS-Subscale of the DOSPERT Scale, however, not a single item on the subscale comes even close to the field of enviromental or ecological risks. So, I think, this attempt would not be very promising.
I am thankful for any cues, how to solve this problem.
Thanks so much for your insights.
I'm writing a report on a study where i am both researcher and participant.Thus, I am in need in several prior researches. Any information would be appreciated.
Is there any theory that provides a well-founded structure to measure the extent to which an indoor space is livable by the end users? A theory that allows cross-comparison and quantification of the livability among several indoor spaces?
Referring to the definition introduced by Ajzen (1991) attitude can be measured via multiplying two values. Firstly is the individuals' beliefs about the consequences of the behavior and their evaluation about those consequences.
However in Value-Belief-Norm theory developed by Stern (1999) new construct was presented named Awareness of the Consequences.
Which to wide extend showed to be similar to aforementioned construct in TPB.
Abandoned and disused buildings in communities can often lead to anti social behaviour such as graffiti, drug use and vandalism. How can the reuse and refurbishment of these buildings help to benefit communities?
This is a project on some environmental effects on aggressive responses. Previously, my team has reported some consistent effect on people's response in assigning unpleasant pictures for strangers' viewing.
The result is interesting, but the journal editor worries about the validity of the picture assignment measure, and suggests a replication of the experiment with a well-validated measure of aggressive response.
As time is limited, we plan to replicate the experiment online. So my question is, is there any well-validated aggressive response measure that can be applied online? Below are what we have considered, and/or rejected:
1) Noise blast paradigm -- We have used this already, and the effect size isn't very impressive (though results are sig). Probably will be much confounding effect for an online study.
2) Aggressive word completion task -- Assess the implicit accessibility of aggressive thoughts. It will help generalise the previous findings to aggressive thoughts, but not "behavioural/ decisional response
Would appreciate very much for your advice here!
What I'm interested in is pulling together all potential influences, not just psychological but also architecture, health, social housing and the like.
Achievement can, in this sense, means either specifically (e.g. their homework) or generally (over time), and directly (e.g. concentration) or indirectly (e.g. time spent in hospital). Living conditions could be viewed in terms of healthy-environment (e.g. damp, cramped).
this is for a pretest of some fotographs of houses (with and without plants nearby) and gardens (with more or less plants and other natural elements).
we want to find out which of the stimuli are evaluated by participants as being most natural and which are least natural.
I'm not talking about scales like Perceived Restorativeness Scale.
I am conducting research on women's experience of fear of crime in public spaces. I will compare foreign literature to my findings, however, I cannot assume that there is an existing fear of crime, so I am stuck with how do I ask if there is a fear of crime without directly asking it. Thank you so much.
I am interested in any new studies that detail on how urban form interacts with the way in which users of public spaces engage in activities and, particularly, the profile of these users and how the activities were categorized. I have read the "classics" on this and was wondering whether any new research has been performed on this, either from an urban planning or environmental psychology perspective. Thank you for any ideas.
I've changed my topic quite substantially since I last wrote.
I'm still focusing on museum designs, however I've become very interested in the sustainable design of museums, not just so they respond as cultural icons to increasing environmental problems world-wide, but also because of studies published demonstrating improved visitor and occupant behavior and perception in a sustainable, 'green', building, which does not contribute to the emissions of GHGs and Co2 and in addition becomes cheaper to operate due to increased capital investments from an early design stage.
We are conducting a longitudinal study on attitudes, interests and behaviour of students and using for example the Sustainable Development Scale (svd) from Shepherd et al. (2008) or the NEP-Scale.
Isn't the obvious solution and the elephant-in-the-room 'BETTER HUMAN BEINGS'? Shouldn't the focus be on better human beings rather than better technology? Why is it that everyone wants to develop better technology rather than focus on better humanity? Because no one has the answers and no one wants to change themselves? In environmental degradation, is it not obvious that nature can heal itself, if only left alone, and it is we humans who need regulation? Many natural parks managers do just that; seal off the area from human interference to let nature heal and recover. It is classified as 'Strict Nature Reserve"by IUCN. Complacency and inaction are not advocated here, as many have misunderstood, but the shifting of focus from technology to the human being. As technology is no match for human greed, isn't introspection & restraining ourselves more relevant than developing more technology, which caused the mess in the first place, by making it easy for a few to consume more? Since technology is only a short term quick fix which fails after a short time, isn't the real problem our addiction to material consumption & our lack of understanding about human nature? Isn't developing more technology sustaining the addiction instead of correcting it, leading to more complex problems later on, needing more complex technological quick fixes like higher drug dosages, more ground troops & equipment, (along with their debilitating side effects) in the future? Isn't this the vicious addiction circle we are trapped in? As researchers, do we merely buy more time with technology OR go to the very root of the problem, the human being?
A lot of hue and cry is made about climate change and the environment in general. Public and private money is poured into research to study its effects on the environment, sustainability etc. Should we study nature or ourselves?
" Our studies must begin with our selves and not with the heavens. "-Ouspensky
Human activities have been found to have a direct correlation to climate change and its impact on the environment(I=P x A x T, the Ehrlich and Holdren equation), in spite of what some complacent sections say to protect their own self interests.
We hardly know about Human nature. We can scarcely predict human behavior. We need to find out why we think like we do and why we do what we do and why, in spite of all knowledge and wisdom, consume more than what we need, in the form of addictions to consumption and imbalance not only ourselves but also the family, society and environment around us..
Humanity is directly responsible for all the unnatural imbalances occurring on the planet. Yet we refuse to take responsibility and instead focus on climate change, or fool the public exchequer with a 'breakthrough in renewable energy just around the corner'. We scarcely know what drives human beings. If we had known, all the imbalances around us would have had solutions by now, given the amount of money plowed into finding such solutions. Are we blindly groping in the dark of climate change because we don't know the answers to our own nature?
Is it not high time we focus on what makes us human, correct our consumptive behavior and leave nature to take care of climate change? Why focus effort on 'externals' when the problem is 'internal'- 'me'?
Aren't we addicts denying our addiction and blaming everything else but ourselves?
" We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world." - Buddha
IMHO, We don't need to save the World. It is enough if we save ourselves from ourselves. The need of the hour is not vain glorious interventions, but self-restraint and self-correction!
The Mind is the Final frontier.
I am trying to work out where in the world people have really changed the way they interact with their environment, either at regional (e.g., country-wide) or local scales (e.g., a town, community). I know that individual people can change the way they manage their backyard, but where has this behavioural change been effectively scaled up? Also, has change been gradual or radical? And what theories underlie such societal changes? All insights welcome.
It is well known that there are several factors affecting the way people in the Amazon live and how they relate with their environment. So, is there any publication about communities in this area and how they perceive social development (and which may have a negative effect in the place they live)?
I am interested in the reciprocal relationship between the individual and others. Specifically, the forces that keep individuals acting with accordance to social norms versus deviating from them; and how individuals come together to effect social change. I want to explore the barriers to behavioral change that people encounter in regards to climate change and sustainable living; and what circumstances motivate bottom-up changes.
I'm in the starting phase of writing my master thesis in spatial planning and need to address this issue (or more specifically, one of the possible reasons that Kungshöjd in Gothenburg is less visited than it's expected to be).
I am undertaking research into concern for the natural environment and I wondered if anyone could suggest models of environmental concern that I should investigate? My main interests are concerned with the psychological interaction of humans with the natural environment.
I'm particularly interested in studies that look at the long term effect of interventions, which may range from national campaigns to local design interventions.
One often hears "if you don't measure it, you can't manage it. Has this been applied to water and energy use?
Are there surveys/measurement tools that can assess the impact on residents, air and water quality, landscape, forests and wildlife and drive the direction of a community improvement project?