An Environmental Psychologist Ages

  • M. Powell Lawton
Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 11)


I was born in Atlanta in 1923 and raised as a partial Southerner, despite having gone to public school in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, where my father worked in the steel industry as an engineer. Although my parents were staunch “Rebels,” that characteristic was expressed in other ways most unusual for their milieu. For example, my mother would typically insist on sitting in the back of buses long before the Civil Rights movement and did her best to persuade blacks not to create a new color line behind her. At age 87, she decided it would be nice to see us more often, and she moved from Atlanta to an apartment near us, doing all her own packing.


Ambiguous Stimulus Housing Satisfaction Residential Satisfaction Housing Research Stimulus Structure 
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  • M. Powell Lawton
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  1. 1.Philadelphia Geriatric CenterPhiladelphiaUSA

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