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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Course Number: LPSY 3042
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Social Sciences
- Environmental Studies
How is human behaviour affected by the environment? In this course we will address four main areas of environmental psychology. Focusing on environmental cognition, we will first analyse how people process environmental information and how they orient in complex physical environments. We will then examine the powerful effects of architectural and design features (including shape, light, colours, etc.) on people’s behaviour, thoughts, and wellbeing. In the third part of the course, we will then explore the effects of environmental stress such as noise, heat, pollution, crowding on people’s functioning. The last part of the course is dedicated to the question of behaviour change, with particular attention to strategies aimed at encouraging pro-environmental behaviors.
Open to Undergraduate students.