Experiencing the Environment

  • Seymour Wapner
  • Saul B. Cohen
  • Bernard Kaplan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Seymour Wapner, Saul B. Cohen, Bernard Kaplan
    Pages 1-4
  3. James A. Russell, Albert Mehrabian
    Pages 5-18
  4. Joachim F. Wohlwill, Imre Kohn
    Pages 19-53
  5. David Lowenthal, Hugh C. Prince
    Pages 117-131
  6. Robert W. Kates
    Pages 133-156
  7. Allan W. Wicker, Sandra Kirmeyer
    Pages 157-185
  8. William H. Ittelson, Karen A. Franck, Timothy J. O’Hanlon
    Pages 187-206
  9. Seymour Wapner, Saul B. Cohen, Bernard Kaplan
    Pages 235-236
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 237-244

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of this volume is to explore theory, problem formulation, and methodology in "experiencing the environment. " In this embryonic field, the writings of a number of individuals already stand out as representative of dis­ tinctive viewpoints. In order to facilitate further development of the field, a conference! was proposed to gather in one place representatives of a number of major viewpoints with regard to the embryonic field of "environmental psychology. " It was hoped that a colloquy among such representatives would facilitate a clarification of the similarities and differences between the various perspectives, and might enable proponents of any given point of view to benefit from the insights of others with different orientations. Hopefully, it might also promote a greater articulation for this emerging field of inquiry. With these ends in mind, the sponsors of the conference asked the various prospective participants to present their theoretical positions and representative research illustrative of those positions. Some of the perspectives represented at the conference emphasized the point that the construal of phenomena depends heavily on the values and needs of perceivers. Implicit in this kind of position is the thesis that anyone who seeks to describe a complex happening is likely to shape it in terms of presup­ positions, biases, etc. , that may not be shared by others.

Keywords

behavior complex development environment environmental psychology methodology mind psychology research

Editors and affiliations

  • Seymour Wapner
    • 1
  • Saul B. Cohen
    • 1
  • Bernard Kaplan
    • 1
  1. 1.Clark UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-4259-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4261-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-4259-5
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