Theoretical Perspectives in Environment-Behavior Research: by Seymour Wapner, Jack Demick, C. Takiji Yamamoto, Hiroufmi

By Seymour Wapner, Jack Demick, C. Takiji Yamamoto, Hiroufmi Minami

Following upon the Handbook of Japan-United States Environment-Behavior Research, released through Plenum in 1997, top specialists evaluate the interrelationships between conception, challenge, and technique in environment-behavior learn. The chapters concentrate on the philosophical and theoretical assumptions underlying present examine and perform within the sector and hyperlink these assumptions to express great questions and methodologies

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Werner and I. Altman The research team began by contacting approximately 300 church leaders and asking them to identify a member of the church or synagogue who could work with us on a "fewer toxics/safer homes" education program. We said that we wanted to center the program in churches because it provided a safe context for sharing leftover chemicals (compared to accepting chemicals from a stranger or acquaintance in the neighborhood). Our organizational structure was simple. Six members of the research team worked as "contacts" in different parts of a mixed rural-suburban county.

Formal cause is also reflected in the basic 34 c. M. Werner and I. Altman assumption behind Sansone's model, that if people have a reason to persist, they will figure out a way to make the task phenomenally interesting. Thus both with respect to individuals and with respect to groups, we are following Fisher's (1982) suggestion and pushing on the system from the outside. We expect to initiate attitude change, but then we want to see how events unfold inside individuals and inside groups. Because this is an exploratory study, we have the freedom to adopt a "minimalist" approach.

251-282). NY: Academic Press. , McFarland, 1. , & Werner, H. (1963). Effect of visual spatial context on perception of one's own body. British Journal of Psychology, 54, 41-49. Werner, H. (1937). Process and achievement: A basic problem of education and developmental psychology. Harvard Educational Review, 7,353-368. Werner, H. (1940/57). Comparative psychology of mental development. New York: International Universities Press. [Originally published in German, 1926, in English, 1940]. Werner, H.

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