The Development of Place Identity in the Child

  • Harold M. Proshansky
  • Abbe K. Fabian


Developmental psychology and, to a lesser extent, social psychology have taught us that individuals, groups, and still larger aggregates of people change in the patterning of their physical, biological, social, and cultural characteristics over time. This “life-cycle” approach can be applied with equal success to the physical settings that define people’s day-to-day lives. Conceptualizing the changing character of physical settings over extended periods of time requires that the environmental psychologist be very sensitive to and fully informed about the processes of human development.


Social Role Physical World School Setting Home Setting Personal Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold M. Proshansky
    • 1
  • Abbe K. Fabian
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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