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Environmental Psychology




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Course level: Undergraduate

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.


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Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Define the discipline of environmental psychology. 
  • Explain how the natural environment can affect health.
  • Explore the benefits of restorative environments. 
  • Discuss reactions associated with person-environment relationships. 

Week 2

  • Examine environmental risks.
  • Evaluate the concept of risk perception. 
  • Analyze the effects of population density on individuals. 
  • Examine the effects of noise as an environmental pollutant. 
  • Analyze the concepts of personal space and territorialism. 

Week 3

  • Evaluate how architecture impacts behavior.
  • Examine the psychological associations related to commercial or residential design. 
  • Explain the importance of nature in relation to the urban environment. 

Week 4

  • Explain how environmental cues shape behavior. 
  • Evaluate how behavior can be modified to support sustainability and limit negative environmental impact. 
  • Describe how social norms influence behavior and beliefs about the environment. 
  • Identify solutions to change behavior and habits in order to lessen negative environmental impact. 

Week 5

  • Analyze the importance of sustainable development. 
  • Evaluate strategies for promoting positive environmental behavior. 
  • Explain how positive and negative consequences can increase pro-environmental behavior.
  • Describe the positives and negatives of technological advances on the environment.
  • Assess the influence of environmental policies. 


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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