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What is Environmental Psychology?

Environmental Psychology is the psychological study of how humans interact with their surrounding environments. Environmental psychologists theorize that humans are psychologically affected by how they treat the environment and vice versa. They look at how people respond to their circumstances, reasons behind preferences to certain conditions, and human behaviours behind how they have treated the environment.

Environmental phycologists concentrate on the environment people have built for themselves or the physical environment’s influence. Because of this, it is not uncommon for an environmental psychologist to help in community planning projects as they would be able to alter designs in a way that would ensure that they create an appropriate atmosphere.

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Eco Canada. “Environmental Psychologist.” Eco Canada. http://www.eco.ca/career-profiles/environmental-psychologist/. Accessed August 4, 2016.

Environmental Science. “What is an Environmental Psychologist?” Environmental Science.org. http://www.environmentalscience.org/career/environmental-psychologist. Accessed August 4, 2016.