In this course students will learn about the interaction between people and their environments; how our behavior affects our environment; and how that environment, in turn, influences our own behavior. An emphasis will be placed on developing behavioral solutions for environmental problems.
Describe the positives and negatives of technological advances on the environment.
Analyze the importance of sustainable development.
Explain how positive and negative consequences can increase pro-environmental behavior.
Evaluate strategies for promoting positive environmental behavior.
Application of Environmental Psychology
Identify solutions to change behavior and habits in order to lessen negative environmental impact.
Describe how social norms influence behavior and beliefs about the environment.
Evaluate how behavior can be modified to support sustainability and limit negative environmental impact.
Explain how environmental cues shape behavior.
Define the discipline of environmental psychology.
Discuss reactions associated with person-environment relationships.
Explore the benefits of restorative environments.
Explain how the natural environment can affect health.
Architecture and the Environment
Explain the importance of nature in relation to the urban environment.
Examine the psychological associations related to commercial or residential design.
Evaluate how architecture impacts behavior.
Environmental Risks and Stressors
Analyze the concepts of personal space and territorialism.
Examine the effects of noise as an environmental pollutant.
Analyze the effects of population density on individuals.
Evaluate the concept of risk perception.
Examine environmental risks.
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