human ecology - 1) What is human ecology? - Is the study of...

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1) What is human ecology? - Is the study of man- environment interactions and interrelationships. 2) The seven disciplines - Psychology – emphasizes first and foremost the individual as the unit of analysis. Psychological human ecology includes the scientific study of “the interplay between human behavior and its environmental settings.” Two examples of what researchers do in it: - Human use of space - or spatial behavior. Humans like other animals, tend to be territorial, with varying degrees of mobility and boundaries of “ home ranges” and the like. - Personal space - may correlate with our sex, ethnic background, age. Social status, and personality variables, and we react differently to violations of our personal space. Psychologists (and geographers) are also interested in human perceptions of environments and how people evaluate different environments. - Anthropology – “naturalistic perspective” Rural, mom- industrial societies; the population or the small society as a major unit of analysis; “holistic” and “contextual” approaches
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course ECOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Dr.clark during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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