Environmental assessment, cognition, and action: research applications

Zube, E.H., 1991, Environmental assessment, cognition, and action: research applications, in: Garling, T. & G.W. Evans, ‘Environment, cognition, and action: the need for integration’, Oxford university press, Oxford

  • Author : Zube, E.H.
  • Year : 1991
  • Published in Book : Environment, cognition, and action: the need for integration
  • Pages : 96-108
  • Outline in English : Environmental assessment has been defined as “a general conceptual and methodological framework for describing and predicting how attributes of places relate to wide range of cognitive, affective, and behavioural responses”. A primary purposes for assessing environments is to provide valid and reliable information that has utility in environmental planning, and management decision-making. Implicit the assessment activity in the assumption of identifiable relationships of physical environmental factors with descriptive and evaluative assessments, and with predictions of Reponses to places conceptualized in plans and designs, but not yet built. This chapter addresses the utility of research findings. Three primary questions are posed. Why are some environmental assessment and cognition research findings used successfully in decision making while others are not? What factors contribute to these outcomes? And how important are environmental factors in planning. Design, and management decision making.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: environmental psychology, environment, cognition, action.