By Linda Steg, Agnes E. van den Berg, Judith I. M. de Groot
Even if made of concrete skyscrapers or old redwoods, the surroundings impacts peoples lives in lots of methods reciprocally, this surroundings is in lots of methods a manufactured from human task. the main up to date introductory textbook on its topic, Environmental Psychology: An advent offers a invaluable evaluation of the interaction among people and their diverse environments. A reaction to the becoming curiosity in environmental psychology to be able to advertise sustainable environments, this article comprises the paintings of over fifty recognized students to envision this more and more vital area.
Environmental Psychology addresses questions of ways environments have an effect on people, what motivates humans to behave pro-environmentally, and the way people should be inspired to set up and retain a sustainable setting. The publication discusses either environmental elements that threaten and advertise human wellness, and elaborates on a variety of components influencing activities that impact environmental stipulations, together with contextual components, motivational components and behavior. additionally, the ebook demonstrates how one can motivate pro-environmental behaviour together with info suggestions, incentives and persuasive know-how, and describes elements influencing the acceptability of environmental policies.
Environmental Psychology presents a world procedure, together with non-Western and constructing nations, and gives entire stories of key learn traces in environmental psychology.
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Water pollution). Unrealistic optimism can have important implications, because individuals may fail to take preventive actions when they see no personal risk (Weinstein, Sandman, & Roberts, 1990). A factor that powerfully shapes evaluations is the framing of a problem. Framing effects refer to the finding that different descriptions of otherwise identical problems can alter people’s decisions. 1). g. e. e. producing a gain), was given. 1 FRAMING AND ENVIRONMENTAL DECISIONS Hardisty, Johnson and Weber (2010, Study 2) demonstrated in an experiment how framing influences environmental decisions and how this process is shaped by individual differences such as political affiliation (Democrats, Inde pendents, Republicans).
Acknowledgements We are grateful for the constructive reviews on drafts of all individual chapters by Wokje Abrahamse, Jan Willem Bolderdijk, Giuseppe Carrus, Mirjam de Groot, Louise Eriksson, Birgitta Gatersleben, Caroline Hägerhäll, Maarten Jacobs, Cecilia Jakobsson Bergstad, Maria Johansson, Yannick Joye, Florian Kaiser, Cecil Konijnen dijk, Ellen Matthies, Hans-Joachim Mosler, Andreas Nilsson, Annika Nordlund, Lars Olsson, Goda Perlaviciute, Geertje Schuitema, and John Thøgersen. Also, we express our gratitude to the following students for carefully reviewing the final drafts of the book: Tijn Schouten and Mark van der Staaij (students from the Bachelor of Science in Psychology programme at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Anne Helbig, Ernst Noppers, Danny Taufik and Leonie Venhoeven (PhD students in Environmental Psychology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Elizabeth Jackson and Areti Smaragdi (students from the Bachelor of Science in Psychology programme at Bournemouth University, United Kingdom), Carla van den Berg (former thesis student of Agnes van den Berg at Wageningen University and Maastricht University, The Netherlands) and Daan Bouten, Ellen Bro ersen, Nienke Brouwer, Tomas de Gooijer, Linda de Waard, Nicole Gotink, Bas Kuipers, Lucas Lens, Edith Rotman, Marloes Schellekens, Niek Spoelder, Niels Tepper, Antoine Theunissen, Martijn van de Braak, Coen van der Laak and Geert van der Sanden (students from the minor Humans and Nature of Van Hall Larenstein, Uni versity of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands).
Environmental psychology as a study to design buildings to facilitate behavioural functions was officially born. Towards a green psychology The second period of rapid growth in environmental psychology started during the late 1960s when people became aware of environmental problems. This resulted in studies on environmental issues, that is, studies on explaining and changing negative influences of human activity on the biophysical environment, and on the negative effects of these human-caused problems (such as noise, pollution) on human health and well-being.