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Environmental Psychology
Environment, Nature, Climate Change

Driving cars and living in high-rise apartments are relatively new experiences for the human species, but demonstrate that we are particularly good at adapting to a diverse range of physical landscapes. Environmental psychology explores how physical spaces influence the way we feel, think, and interact with the world and vice versa. Specialists in the field investigate everything from architecture to wildlife conservation, and climate change to outdoor recreation, all in an effort to better understand how both natural and manmade environments influence human behavior. Environmental psychologists are developing studies on topics like stressful designs in urban landscapes and the therapeutic effects of the outdoors on children.



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