SCHEDULE OF TOPICS AND READINGS
Week 1 – Jan 7th
Introduction & scheduling meeting
Week 2 – Jan 14th
What is environmental perception?
W.H. (1973). Environment
perception and contemporary
perceptual theory. In W.H.
Ittelson (Ed.), Environment and
cognition (pp. 141-154).
Selections from Gibson, James J. The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., 1987.
Reed, E.S. (1988) James J. Gibson and the psychology of perception. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.
Week 3 – Jan 21st
Chapters from Coren, Ward & Enns. Sensation and perception. 5th ed. Harcourt Brace, 1998.
Chapter 10 intro, Chapter 10 & Chapter 15
Chapter 11, Chapter 17 & Chapter 18
Week 4 – Jan 28th
Theories of Scenic Beauty
Daniel, T. C. (1990) Measuring the quality of the human environment: a psychophysical approach. American Psychologist, 45, 633-637.
Kaplan, S., Kaplan, R., & Wendt, J. (1973). Rated preference and complexity for natural and urban visual material. Perception and Psychophysics, 12, 350-356.
Brown, T.C. & Daniel, T.C. (1987). Context effects in perceived environmental quality assessment: scene selection and landscape quality ratings. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 7, 233-250.
Daniel, T. C. & Boster, R. S. (1976). Measuring Landscape Esthetics: The Scenic Beauty Estimation Method. USDA Forest Service Research Paper RM-167. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Fort Collins, CO. 66 p.
Kimmins, J.P. (1999) Biodiversity, beauty, and the “beast”: Are beautiful forests sustainable, are sustainable forests beautiful, and is “small” always ecologically desirable? Journal of Forestry, 75(6): 955-960.
Week 5 – Feb 4th
Evaluation and approaches
Taylor, J.G., Zube,
& Sell, J.L. (1987). Landscape
assessment and perception research methods.
In Methods in
environmental and behavioral research, R. B. Bechtel, & R. W.
Marans, (Eds); Nostrand Reinhold.
Greider, T., & Garkovich, L. (1994). Landscapes: The social construction of nature and the environment. Rural sociology, 59(1), 1-24.
Ingold, T. (1993). The temporality of the landscape. World archaeology, 25(2), 152-174.
Week 6 – Feb 11th
Appleton, J. 1984. Prospects and refuges revisited. Landscape J. 3:91-103.
Ulrich, R. S. (1993). Biophilia, Biophobia, and Natural Landscapes. Chapter in S. Kellert and E. O. Wilson (Eds.). The Biophilia Hypothesis, Washington, DC: Shearwater/Island Press, pp. 74-137.
Appleton, J., 1975. The Experience of Landscape. Wiley, London.
Balling, J. D., & Falk, J. (1982). Development of visual preference for natural environments. Environment and Behavior, 14(1), 5-28.
Figueredo, A.J. (1992) Preparedness and plasticity: a stochastic optimality theory. Paper presented at the 4th annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society meeting. Albuquerque, NM, July 23-26, 1992.
Orians, G.H. & Heerwagen, J.H. 1992. Evolved responses to landscapes. In Barkow/Cosmides/Tooby, The Adapted Mind, 555—579.
Week 7 – Feb 18th
Reading week - No class
Week 8 – Feb 25thEmotion & Mere Exposure
Zajonc, R. B. (1980). Feeling and thinking: Preferences need no inferences. American Psychologist, 35, 151-175.
Lazarus, R. S. (1984). On the primacy of cognition. American Psychologist, 39, 124-129.
Zajonc, R. B. (1984). On the primacy of affect. American Psychologist, 117-123.
Week 9 – Mar 3rd
Emotion - Neurophysiology
Week 10 – Mar 10th
Frumkin H. (2001). Beyond toxicity: The greening of environmental health. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 20:47-53.
Parsons, R. (1991). The potential influences of environmental perception on human health. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 11, 1-23.
Ulrich, R. S. (1984). "View Through a Window May Influence Recovery From Surgery." Science, 224: 420-421.
Kaplan, S. (1995). The Restorative Benefits of Nature: Toward an Integrative Framework. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 15, 169-182.
Ulrich, R. S., Simons, R. F., Losito, B. D., Fiorito, E., Miles, M. A., and Zelson, M. (1991). Stress Recovery During Exposure to Natural and Urban Environments. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 11: 201-230.
Week 11 – Mar 17th
Environmental perception and time
D., & Carmon, Z. 2002. Summary assessment
experiences: The whole is
different from the sum of its parts.
In G. Loewenstein, D. Read,
& R. Baumeister (Eds.), Time
and decision: Economic and
psychological perspectives on intertemporal choice (pp.
Kahneman, D. 2000. Evaluation by moments: Past and future. In: D. Kahneman and A. Tversky (Eds.), Choices, Values and Frames. Cambrige University Press, New York, pp. 693-708.
Ariely, D. 1998. Combining experiences over time: the effects of duration, intensity changes and on-line measurements on retrospective pain evaluations. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 11: 19-45.
Kahneman, D., Fredrickson, B., Schreiber, C., & Redelmeier, D. 1993. When more pain is preferred to less: adding a better end. Psychol. Sci., 4: 401-405.
Chapter 13, Coren, Ward & Enns. Sensation and perception. 5th ed. Harcourt Brace, 1998.
Gregory, R., McDaniels, T. and Fields, D. (2001), Decision Aiding, Not Dispute Resolution: Creating Insights through Structured Environmental Decisions. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 20: 415–432.
Week 13 – Mar 31st