Chapter 7 The Physical Environment

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Chapter 7 The Physical Environment Dr. Ricks
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Identifying the Physical Environment Theories to Explain the Relationship between the Physical Environment and Human Behavior Stimulation Control Behavior Settings The Natural Environment Good for Body, Mind, and Spirit The Built Environment Healing Environments Urban Designs and Health Special Circumstances – Crime Prevention and Addiction Place Attachment and Homelessness Special Considerations Accessibility Life Course
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What is the physical environment? What is the transactional approach to understanding the relationship between the physical environment and human behavior? What aspects of the physical environment are related to human behavior?
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Consists of the natural environment and the built environment Serves as source of sensory information (explained by stimulation theories) Constrains or limits some behaviors (explained by control theories) Encourages / prescribes some behaviors (explained by behavior setting theories)
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course S W 3 taught by Professor Ricks during the Fall '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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