Psychosocial Response to Environment Change

  • Robert B. Fields
Part of the Perspectives in Developmental Psychology book series (PDPS)


The inclusion of a chapter on psychosocial response to environment change among the elderly in this volume is a tribute to three decades of theoretical and applied research contributions in the areas of environmental psychology and social gerontology. Although initially challenged to provide explanations for eye opening, but somewhat misleading, early findings such as those suggesting that placement of elderly in institutions could dramatically shorten their lifespan (Carmargo & Preston, 1945; Josephy, 1949; Lieberman, 1961), the field has subsequently been marked by the development of theoretical models and methodological strategies to account for the impact of a variety of environmental changes on the physical and emotional well-being of the elderly.


Nursing Home Natural Disaster Nursing Home Resident Return Migration Proactive Behavior 
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  • Robert B. Fields
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  1. 1.Allegheny Neuropsychiatric InstituteOakdaleUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryMedical College of PennsylvaniaPittsburghUSA

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