Theoretical Perspectives in Environment-Behavior Research: by Seymour Wapner, Jack Demick, C. Takiji Yamamoto, Hiroufmi

By Seymour Wapner, Jack Demick, C. Takiji Yamamoto, Hiroufmi Minami

Following upon the Handbook of Japan-United States Environment-Behavior Research, released by means of Plenum in 1997, major specialists assessment the interrelationships between idea, challenge, and approach in environment-behavior learn. The chapters concentrate on the philosophical and theoretical assumptions underlying present learn and perform within the quarter and hyperlink these assumptions to express major questions and methodologies

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Unfortunately, summer is also a time when people go out of town and are busy with other activities, making it difficult to make our project a central concern to many church groups. This is something we will probe carefully in the follow-up interviews to see whether participants can recommend a good temporal flow to future interventions. Although the project was focused on a single season, the goal is to put in place mechanisms that will sustain the behavior over the long-term. Here again, we combine linear and cyclical qualities of time.

Damage,Relocation 2. THEORETICAL ORIENTATION Studies on human response to a natural disaster are huge, but it could be organized into three categories from environment-behavior view point: victims' short-term response to natural disaster, victims' long-term effects of natural disaster, and the recovery process from natural disaster. First are the studies on victims' behavioral and psychological short-term response to natural disaster (Beach & Lucas, 1960). These studies aim to mitigate disaster by understanding human response to a natural disaster that is called "disaster syndrome" (ex, Bolin & Klenow, 1982).

With respect to temporal qualities, time is clearly integral to self-regulation. Sansone and colleagues posit a dynamic and fluid process by which an originally boring task is slowly transformed to be more interesting. This transformation can occur as individuals see new aspects to the behavior, bring in outside strategies for raising interest, or simply reconstrue the activity to be more interesting. Furthermore, the phenomenal experiences feed back to the original "reason to persist" and undermine or strengthen it, depending upon how positive the experiences are.

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