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psychology

 [si-kol´o-je]
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.

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.

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
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Sense of place as an attitude: Lakeshore owners attitudes toward their properties, Journal of Environmental Psychology 21: 233-248.
2002) points out, the holistic approach of a transactional world view is often needed in Environmental Psychology.
2006), "Time perspective and values: An exploratory study of their relations to environmental attitudes", Journal of Environmental Psychology, vol.
Given the relatively sparse use of behavioral economic paradigms in the reviewed literature, a synthesis of economic and environmental psychology may benefit from a behavioral economic approach to understanding the discounting of environmental concerns.
2007) Environmental Psychology and Sustainable Development: Expansion, Maturation, and Challenges, Journal of Social Issues (63) 199-212.
According to GUNTHER (2005), Environmental Psychology definition as a study of the interrelationship between psychological phenomena, represented by subjective states and behaviors and physical environmental variables implies that are dealing with three fields of study: psychology, on one side, and another, (a) construction of environments at several scales as studied by ergonomics, architecture, landscape and urban planning (b) natural environments such as those studied in zoology, biology, geology and forestry studies.
Students in the class engage in community fieldwork--with visits to Hospicare of Tompkins County and Cayuga Medical Center--to examine how theories from environmental psychology and behavioral economics can help optimize design to produce sustainable health care facilities.
This study would seem to be potentially relevant for issues of applied and theoretical environmental psychology and student housing and directly relevant to the psychological Africanity construct.
Representing three years of collaboration among individuals located in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, this book presents 21 contributions--case studies for the most part--from a variety of fields including landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, public administration, social work, and environmental psychology.
The conceptual framework of this study has theoretical underpinnings in two main areas, namely pedagogy for sustainability, and environmental psychology and behaviour.
Environmental psychology highlights how physical settings, including the height of ceilings, colour of walls, levels of natural light, views from windows and temperature can determine everything from motivation to energy levels.
Because of iTunes U, I have been able to introduce students and colleagues in China to research on the links between chronic multi-tasking, information overload and stress; discuss research publications and degree programs with students in Europe; and exchange information about the influence of neighborhood design on community levels of physical activity and obesity with students in Australia," said Professor Stokols, whose Environmental Psychology course enrolls over 170,000 students on iTunes U.

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