Simulation Techniques in Environmental Psychology

  • George E. McKechnie


This chapter is concerned with the problem of anticipating human response to future environments—environments that are now being planned but are not yet a reality. Specifically, it focuses on the development of techniques for “presenting” future environments to potential users and other observers via physical and symbolic replicas and other such laboratory analogues of real environments. In addition, the chapter presents a discussion of the psychological issues involved in the attempt to present these simulations of reality to the observer in such a way that his responses will accurately predict the responses of observers of the real environment, should it actually be constructed as planned.


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  • George E. McKechnie
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California at BerkeleyUSA

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