Behavioral Geography

Behavioral Geography - Behavioral Geography I. Definitions...

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Behavioral Geography I. Definitions a. What is Behavioral Geography? i. The systematic study of spatial behavior ii. Meeting of geography and psychology b. What are Variables of interest? i. Perception – information that we get from our senses ii. Cognition – categorize that object iii. Affect – how we feel about things, the feelings we associate with particular places iv. Behavior – Coordinated movement through space c. Why Study Behavioral Geography? i. A whole set of geographic problems involving HUMANS and space (how do people successfully navigate to somewhere?) ii. Improve Models – that deal with humans, (economic models),it’s a new system (1950’s) iii. DISAGGREGATE approach: studying the individuals, then apply it to more people II. Spatial Behavior (movement) - how people behave in space a. Mobility/Travel i. Temporary Travel – Travel where you (typically return at the end of a day) ii. Interaction Accessibility 1. Determined by first law of geography (Toblers Law) – Everything is related but near things are more related to
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