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the science dealing with the mind and mental processes, especially in relation to human and animal behavior. adj., adj psycholog´ic, psycholog´ical.
analytic psychology (analytical psychology) the system of psychology founded by Carl Gustav Jung, based on the concepts of the collective unconscious and the complex.
clinical psychology the use of psychologic knowledge and techniques in the treatment of persons with emotional difficulties.
community psychology the application of psychological principles to the study and support of the mental health of individuals in their social sphere.
criminal psychology the study of the mentality, the motivation, and the social behavior of criminals.
depth psychology the study of unconscious mental processes.
developmental psychology the study of changes in behavior that occur with age.
dynamic psychology psychology stressing the causes and motivations for behavior.
environmental psychology study of the effects of the physical and social environment on behavior.
experimental psychology the study of the mind and mental operations by the use of experimental methods.
forensic psychology psychology dealing with the legal aspects of behavior and mental disorders.
gestalt psychology gestaltism; the theory that the objects of mind, as immediately presented to direct experience, come as complete unanalyzable wholes or forms that cannot be split into parts.
individual psychology the psychiatric theory of Alfred adler, stressing compensation and overcompensation for feelings of inferiority and the interpersonal nature of a person's problems.
physiologic psychology (physiological psychology) the branch of psychology that studies the relationship between physiologic and psychologic processes.
social psychology psychology that focuses on social interaction, on the ways in which actions of others influence the behavior of an individual.
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en·vi·ron·men·tal psy·chol·o·gy

the study and application by behavioral scientists and architects of how changes in physical space and related physical stimuli impact on people's behavior.
See also: personal space.
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en·vi·ron·men·tal psy·chol·o·gy

(en-vī'rŏn-men'tăl sī-kol'ŏ-jē)
The study and application by behavioral scientists and architects of how changes in physical space and related physical stimuli produce an impact on people's behavior.
See also: personal space
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Journal of Environmental Psychology. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2010.01.005
A New Answer to an Old Question", Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23, pp.
Sense of place in developmental context, Journal of Environmental Psychology 18: 5-29.
Theory of planned behaviour, identity and intentions to engage in environmental activism, Journal of Environmental Psychology 28(4), 318-326.
From this standpoint, the experience of crowding is conceptualized as an interdependent synthesis of environmental and social as well as cognitive and affective processes and components, as formulated in Environmental Psychology research by integrative multidimensional scheme approaches (Bell et al., 2001).
In the environmental psychology literature, theorists have begun to conceive of emotion as an integral and adaptive part of cognition, and also emotion a fundamental part of motivation.
The December issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology focuses on how to encourage "pro-environmental behavior." In example after example, researchers show how governments, politicians and companies have framed climate change and its solutions in ways that seem intuitive but often fail -- and can even make things worse.
One simple technique was described in a study published in the June 2015 issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology. The researchers assigned a boring task that required close attention to a group of adults and tested whether performance differed between participants who were given a 40-second mid-task break to look at greenery and those who took a break to look at a concrete rooftop.
V., (2006), "Time perspective and values: An exploratory study of their relations to environmental attitudes", Journal of Environmental Psychology, vol.
This comprehensive introductory text offers an overview of the methodology and paradigms of this burgeoning field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, and from genetics to ethics.
Place attachment: How far have we come in the last 40 years Journal of Environmental Psychology 31(3) 207-230.

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