© 1978

Environment and Behavior

A Dynamic Perspective


Part of the The Plenum Social Ecology Series book series (PSES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Emergence of a New Perspective

    1. Charles J. Holahan
      Pages 1-15
  3. Environmental Coping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-24
    2. Charles J. Holahan
      Pages 25-44
  4. Social Accommodation

  5. Environmental Schematization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-130
  6. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-188

About this book


This book has been written as a text for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in the burgeoning field of study that has come to be called environment and behavior. It is appropriate for courses in environmental psychology, social ecology, ecological psychology, and community psychology when the community is conceptualized from an ecological viewpoint. In addition, the book may be used in design courses oriented toward an appreciation of the interaction between architecture and human behavior. The book presents a thorough explication of a perspective or viewpoint in approaching the study of environment and behavior, which has tended to be underemphasized in past work in this area. The dynamic perspective focuses on the active role people play in dealing with environmental challenges. Its investigative interest is in the processes that mediate the effects of environment on behavior, especially the positive and adaptive ways in which people cope with the environment. The accent is on the creative, complex, yet subtle character of these environmental processes.


behavior ecology environment environmental psychology human behavior psychology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Texas at AustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Environment and Behavior
  • Book Subtitle A Dynamic Perspective
  • Authors C. Holahan
  • Series Title The Plenum Social Ecology Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-31086-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-2432-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-2430-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 188
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Community and Environmental Psychology
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