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In recent years, much has been written about the need for new psychological perspectives on the environment and about new environmental perspectives in psychology. This burst of activity has arisen partly from pressures within psychology to make its theories and methods more commensurate with the problems of everyday human behavior and partly from outside of psychology, where many planners, designers, architects, and agents of environmental change stand in need of theories and methods that will provide them with more human, more behaviorally based principles on which to base their work. Within that context, one purpose of this chapter is to provide a synopsis of behavioral ecology, an emerging perspective on man-environment relations.

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Human Behavior Unintended Effect Behavioral Science Behavioral Ecology Ecological Perspective 
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  • Edwin P. Willems
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  1. 1.University of HoustonHoustonUSA

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