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Psychological Theories for Environmental Issues

By: Mirilia Bonnes, Marino Bonaiuto and Terrence Lee

284 pages, Figs, tabs

Ashgate Publishing Limited

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #136036 | ISBN: 0754618889
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Environmental psychology is an increasingly important area of research, focusing on the individual and social factors responsible for many critical human responses to the physical environment. With such rapid and widespread growth, the main theoretical strands have often been left unclear and their scientific and practical implications have been underdeveloped. This title contextualizes and critically analyses the main theoretical ideas. It compares the different theories, assessing each one's possibilities and limitations, and demonstrates how each approach has been used for the development of knowledge of environmental psychology. The research area infiltrates a broad selection of disciplines, including psychology, architecture, planning, geography, sociology, environmental issues, economics and law. The text also offers significant contributions to a wide range of policy evaluations.


Theory and practice in environmental psychology - an introduction, Mirilia Bonnes, Terence Lee, Marino Bonaiuto; schema theory and the role of socio-spatial schemata in environmental psychology, Terence Lee; cognitive processes theories and environmental issues, Maria Rosa Baroni; perception theories and the environmental experience, Paulo Bonaiuto, Anne Maria Giannini, Valeria Biasi; theory of attachment and place attachment, Maria Vittoria Giuliani; understanding proenvironmental attitudes and behaviour - an analysis and review of research based on the theory of planned behaviour, Henk Staats; identity theories and environmental psychology, Clare Twigger-Ross, Marino Bonaiuto, Glynis Breakwell; rhetorical approach and discursive psychology - the study of environmental discourse, Antonio Aiello, Marino Bonaiuto.

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