Journal of Environmental Psychology
The Journal of Environmental Psychology is the premier journal in the field, serving individuals in a wide range of disciplines who have an interest in the scientific study of the transactions and interrelationships between people and their surroundings (including built, social, natural and virtual environments, the use and abuse of nature and natural resources, and sustainability-related behavior). The journal publishes internationally contributed empirical studies and reviews of research on these topics that advance new insights.
As an important forum for the field, the journal publishes some of the most influential papers in the discipline that reflect the scientific development of environmental psychology. Contributions on theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of all human-environment interactions are welcome, along with innovative or interdisciplinary approaches that have a psychological emphasis.
Research areas include:
•Psychological and behavioral aspects of people and nature
•Cognitive mapping, spatial cognition and wayfinding
•Ecological consequences of human actions
•Theories of place, place attachment, and place identity
•Environmental risks and hazards: perception, behavior, and management
•Perception and evaluation of buildings and natural landscapes
•Effects of physical and natural settings on human cognition and health
•Theories of proenvironmental behavior, norms, attitudes, and personality
•Psychology of sustainability and climate change
•Psychological aspects of resource management and crises
•Social use of space: crowding, privacy, territoriality, personal space
•Design of, and experiences related to, the physical aspects of workplaces, schools, residences, public buildings and public space