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Course Detail

Term Fall 2017
Class URP 544
Class Title Behavior and Environment: The Psychology of Human-Environment Interaction
Description This course deals with two central themes. First, environmental problems are people problems, requiring an understanding of how people think, what they care about, and the conditions under which they behave most reasonably and creatively. Second, human behavior makes the most sense when studied in the context of the environment, both present and evolutionary. The course builds a model of human nature based upon research in the field of environmental psychology. The course will explore such topics as environmental perception and knowledge; preferred environments and coping with the failure of preference; and mental attention fatigue and restoration. It then applies this model to such issues as common property resource management and the psychology of sustainability. The course is cross-disciplinary both in emphasis and student population with the disciplines of natural resource policy, planning and management; environmental education and communication; conservation behavior and conservation psychology; landscape architecture and urban planning, and green and sustainable business typically represented.
Prereq none listed
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective No
Meets Lecture: Monday/Wednesday 1:00-2:30pm 1040 DANA
Discussion 002: Friday 9:00am-10:00am 3556 DANA
Discussion 003: Friday 12:00-1:00pm 1006 DANA
Credits 3
Faculty RaymondDeYoung
Syllabus not available