Relations between psychology and geography

Kitchin, Rob and Blades, Mark and Golledge, Reginald G. (1997) Relations between psychology and geography. Environment and Behavior, 29 (4). pp. 554-573. ISSN 0013-9165

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The special issue of Environment and Behavior, "Relations Between Environmental Psychology and Allied Fields," edited by Seymour Wapner (1995) contained seven articles explorng the links between environmental psychology and other subfields of psychology. The articles examined how environmental psychology with its emphasis on context "may serve to integrate psychology as a whole, and to brdge the gap between the interests of professionally orientated and academic psychologists" (Wapner 1995, p. 5). This article expands on this theme by exploring and summarizing the links between psychology and the allied field of human geography. It is suggested that an integrative framework needs to be adopted to capture the ways that these two disciplines, (and others such as planning and anthropology), have become complementary, and by doing so have provided a broader theoretical conceptualization of environment and behavior interactions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: psychology; geography; environmental psychology; environment and behavior interactions;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7258
Identification Number: 10.1177/001391659702900406
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 14:53
Journal or Publication Title: Environment and Behavior
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Refereed: No

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