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Environ 211 Midterm 1 Review - Psychology Definition the...

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Psychology Definition: the study of human behaviors and interactions from the perspective of the individual Methods: experiments, questionnaires, interviews, observations… in lab or in field Examples in Environment: Kuo: behavior of urban public housing residents with and without nearby nature Taylor, et al: study of kids with ADD, function better that usual after activities in green settings Petty: studies of physical exercise in nature, better for mood and health Keller: study of recycling changes based on the use of feedback and incentives Katzev: can conservative behavior increase as a result of “commitment”? Conservation Psychology: psychology dealing with human-nature/animal relationships, conservation behavior Clayton and Brooke : conservation psychology influenced by: 1. Social and Physical Context : social, natural, and manmade surroundings 2. Existing Schemas: “mental maps” that we use to build understanding 3. Motives: underlying motivations behind behavior
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