Environmental Psychology: An Introduction offers a research-based introduction to the psychological relationship between humans and their built and natural environments and discusses how sustainable environments can be created to the benefit of both people and nature
- Explores the environment's effects on human wellbeing and behaviour, factors influencing environmental behaviour and ways of encouraging pro-environmental action
- Provides a state-of-the-art overview of recent developments in environmental psychology, with an emphasis on sustainability as a unifying principle for theory, research and interventions
- While focusing primarily on Europe and North America, also discusses environmental psychology in non-Western and developing countries
- Responds to a growing interest in the contribution of environmental psychologists to understanding and solving environmental problems and promoting the effects of environmental conditions on health and wellbein.
Linda Steg is professor of Environmental Psychology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She has written extensively on factors influencing environmental behaviour, effects and acceptability of environmental policies, and the impact of environmental conditions on quality of life. She is the current president of the Environmental Psychology Division at the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Agnes E. Van den Berg is an environmental psychologist, specialising in research on people's responses to natural environments. She has published in both the academic and popular press on topics such as landscape preferences, health benefits of nature, children and nature and evidence-based design of healing environments. She has worked at Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands in a variety of roles for 15 years and has recently been appointed as a special professor of landscape perception at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Judith I. M. de Groot is a senior lecturer in Applied Psychology at Bournemouth University, UK. She received her PhD at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Her research interests include explaining and changing pro-environmental behaviours, with a focus on how values and norms affect pro-environmental behaviour.
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