Handbook of Japan-United States Environment-Behavior Research

Toward a Transactional Approach

  • Seymour Wapner
  • Jack Demick
  • Takiji Yamamoto
  • Takashi Takahashi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Seymour Wapner, Jack Demick, Takiji Yamamoto, Takashi Takahashi
      Pages 1-11
  3. Physical Aspects of the Person

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Takashi Takahashi
      Pages 43-50
    3. Takiji Yamamoto, Toshihiro Hanazato
      Pages 59-80
  4. Psychological Aspects of the Person

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Jack Demick, Shinji Ishii, Wataru Inoue
      Pages 83-99
    3. Takeshi Suzuki
      Pages 113-129
  5. Sociocultural Aspects of the Person

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Hirofumi Minami
      Pages 133-148
  6. Physical Aspects Of The Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Ryuzo Ohno, Tomohiro Hata, Miki Kondo
      Pages 163-182
    3. Yoichi Kubota
      Pages 183-198
    4. Ervin H. Zube
      Pages 199-208
    5. Masami Kobayashi, Ken Miura, Norio Maki
      Pages 209-234
    6. Robert B. Bechtel, Taber MacCallum, Jane Poynter
      Pages 235-244
  7. Interpersonal Aspects of the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
  8. Sociocultural Aspects Of the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Toshihiko Sako
      Pages 273-282
    3. Seymour Wapner, Junko Fujimoto, Tomoaki Imamichi, Yuko Inoue, Karl Toews
      Pages 283-312
    4. Setha M. Low
      Pages 313-324
    5. Kanae Tanigawa, Kunio Tanaka
      Pages 325-330
  9. Future Theoretical and Empirical Directions for Environment-Behavior Research

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 435-456

About this book


This volume is an outgrowth of research on the relations between human beings and their environments, which has developed internationally. This development is evident in environment-behavior research studies conducted in countries other than the United States. See Stokols and Altman (1987) for examples of such work in Australia, Japan, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United King­ dom, the former Soviet Union, and Latin and North America. The international development of this research area is also evident in the establishment of profes­ sional organizations in different countries such as the Environment-Behavior De­ sign Research Association (EDRA) in the United States, the Man-Environment Research Association (MERA) in Japan, the International Association for People-En­ vironment Studies (lAPS) in Great Britain, and the People and Physical Environ­ ment Research Association (PAPER) in Australia. This volume focuses on environment-behavior research within Japan and the United States as well as cross-cultural studies involving both countries. As we note in detail in Chapter 1, the conference on which the work presented herein is based was preceded by three Japan-United States conferences on environment-behavior research, the first of which took place in Tokyo in 1980. As currently conceived, the present volume stands alone as a compendium of a Significant proportion of cross-cultural research on environment-behavior relations in Japan and the United States that has been developing over the last 15 years. As such, we envision the volume as a basic interdisciplinary reference for anthropolgists, archi­ tects, psychologists, SOCiologists, urban planners, and environmental geographers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Seymour Wapner
    • 1
  • Jack Demick
    • 2
  • Takiji Yamamoto
    • 3
  • Takashi Takahashi
    • 4
  1. 1.Clark UniversityWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Suffolk UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.The Japanese Institute of Health PsychologyTokyoJapan
  4. 4.University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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