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The Facets of Place

  • David Canter
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Part of the Advances in Environment, Behavior and Design book series (AEBD, volume 4)

Abstract

This chapter will outline one theory aimed at integrating aspects of environmental psychology with issues in architectural design. The theory to be reviewed is broad in those characteristics of theory that Moore (1987) called their “form and scope.” This broadbrush, top-down approach is intended as a contrast with bottom-up attempts to specify the behavioral effects of specific aspects of design, such as lighting levels or size of spaces. It also contrasts with models that seek to answer immediate design problems. However, in Moore’s (1987) vocabulary, the theory to be outlined is more than an “orientation,” or “framework.” It is an “explanatory theory” that has been found to have considerable scope and to be open to direct empirical test.

Keywords

Place Experience Architectural Style Place Evaluation Housing Satisfaction Adaptation Paradigm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Canter
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolEngland

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