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PSYC-232 Environmental Psychology

The study of how people interact with the environment-both natural and built. Topics covered include environmental perception and cognition; worldviews and attitudes toward nature; impact of environmental factors, such as weather, on behavior and mood; reactions to natural and technological disasters; personal space, territoriality and crowding; and psychological factors in urban planning and in residential, educational and commercial design. Prerequisite: PSYC-101. 4 SH.