Behavior and the Natural Environment

  • Irwin Altman
  • Joachim F. Wohlwill

Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Irwin Altman, Joachim F. Wohlwill
    Pages 1-3
  3. Joachim F. Wohlwill
    Pages 5-37
  4. Terry C. Daniel, Joanne Vining
    Pages 39-84
  5. Rachel Kaplan
    Pages 127-161
  6. Stephen Kaplan, Janet Frey Talbot
    Pages 163-203
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 341-346

About this book


The theme of the present volume concerns people' s response to the natural environment, considered at scales varying from that of a house­ hold plant to that of vast wilderness areas. Our decision to focus on this particular segment of the physical environment was prompted in part by the intrinsic interest in this subject on the part of a diverse group of sodal scientists and professionals-and of laypersons, for that matter­ and in part by the relative neglect of this topic in standard treatments of the environment-behavior field. It also serves to bring out once again the interdisdplinary nature of that field, and we are pleased to have been able to inc1ude representatives from geography, sodology, soda! ecology, and natural recreation among our contributors. We believe that this volume will serve a useful purpose in helping to integrate the find­ ings and concepts in this presently somewhat fragmented field, scat­ tered as they are over a very diverse array of publications representing a similarly varied group of spedalties. It is hoped that the result will be to stimulate future development of this area and to add a measure of in­ creased coherence to it. Volume 7 of our series will be devoted to the theme of elderly people and the environment, with M. Powell Lawton joining us as guest co-editor. The titles of the papers comprising Volume 7 are shown on page v. Irwin Altman J oachim F. Wohlwill ix Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


behavior coherence development ecology environment nature perception treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Irwin Altman
    • 1
  • Joachim F. Wohlwill
    • 2
  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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