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Proceedings of the 2015 Symposium on Field Study
Environmental psychology is the study of human relationships with built and natural environments. As the branch of psychology most concerned with the physical setting of behavior, it is an applied science. Theory and research in environmental psychology are often goal oriented, “aimed at improving human relations with the natural environment and making the built environment more humane” (Gifford, 2014, p. 543).
Dohrmann, Kathryn, "Ecosystems of Meaning: A Place Based Environmental Psychology Course" (2015). Psychology Faculty Publications.