Pro-environmental behavior as a signal of cooperativeness: Evidence from a social dilemma experiment
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Stepan Vesely, Christian A. Klöckner, Cameron BrickAbstractPro-environmental behavior has social signaling value. Previous research suggests that enacting pro-environmental behaviors can signal certain personal characteristics, such as social status and trustworthiness, to others. Using an incentivized experiment, we show that people known to behave pro-environmentally are expected to be more cooperative, are preferred as cooperation partners, and elicit more cooperation from others. The presence of pro-environmenta...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - October 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

When do values promote pro-environmental behaviors? Multilevel evidence on the self-expression hypothesis
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Hoi-Wing ChanAbstractResearch has suggested that values favoring the interest of the collective over that of the individual promote pro-environmental behaviors. However, it is also well-documented that people do not always act according to their values; the strength of the association between values and behaviors depends on sociocultural contexts. The present investigation examines under what sociocultural contexts the association between self-transcendence values/self-enhancement values and pro-environmental behaviors w...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - October 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The role of social identification for achieving an open-defecation free environment: A cluster-randomized, controlled trial of Community-Led Total Sanitation in Ghana
Publication date: Available online 5 October 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Miriam Harter, Nadja Contzen, Jennifer Inauen (Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - October 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

How often does random assignment fail? Estimates and recommendations
Publication date: Available online 24 September 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Matthew H. GoldbergAbstractA fundamental goal of the scientific process is to make causal inferences. Random assignment to experimental conditions has been taken to be a gold-standard technique for establishing causality. Despite this, it is unclear how often random assignment fails to eliminate non-trivial differences between experimental conditions. Further, it is unknown to what extent larger sample sizes mitigates this issue. Chance differences between experimental conditions may be especially important when invest...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - September 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The sun is no fun without rain: Physical environments affect how we feel about yellow across 55 countries
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Domicele Jonauskaite, Ahmed Abdel-Khalek, Ahmad Abu-Akel, Abdulrahman Saud Al-Rasheed, Jean-Philippe Antonietti, Árni Gunnar Ásgeirsson, Kokou Amenyona Atitsogbe, Marodégueba Barma, Daniel Barratt, Victoria Bogushevskaya, Maliha Khadidja Bouayed Meziane, Amer Chamseddine, Thammanard Charernboom, Eka Chkonia, Teofil Ciobanu, Violeta Corona, Allison Creed, Nele Dael, Hassan Daouk, Nevena DimitrovaAbstractAcross cultures, people associate colours with emotions. Here, we test the hypothesis that one dr...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - September 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Your neighbourhood is not a circle, and you are not its centre
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Rul von Stülpnagel, Daniel Brand, Ann-Kathrin SeemannAbstractNeighbourhoods are one of the major areas of focus of place attachment research. However, the understanding of the physical space linked to the term “neighbourhood” is particularly vague. We tested the reliability of one frequently used approach to estimate neighbourhood areas based on a fixed radius centred at each resident's home. Our findings suggest that only few neighbourhoods would be adequately represented by such home-centred circles....
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - September 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

How transport modes, the built and natural environments, and activities influence mood: A GPS smartphone app study
This study applied experience sampling methodology (ESM) to explore how mood during travel relates to transport mode, activities, and the built and natural environments. A smartphone application was employed to overcome the limitations of prior studies in this domain. Participants tracked their trips for at least one week and completed mood surveys after each trip. After accounting for within-person variation, active travel correlated with more positive mood than motorized travel, and mood was more positive when individuals talked to others during their trips. However, mood was more negative when completing errand trips as...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - September 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The perception of crop protection: Explicit vs. implicit association of the public and in agriculture
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Ulf Römer, Henning Schaak, Oliver MußhoffAbstractIn the public discourse as well as in the agricultural sector itself, crop protection is a controversial discussion topic. So far, no study investigates the implicit association of crop protection methods. Therefore, this study aims to create a better understanding of the attitudes of both the public and agricultural sector by investigating implicit associations towards chemical, genetically modified, and mechanical crop protection. The implicit association wa...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - September 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Fourth graders’ connectedness to nature - does cultural background matter?
We examined the cultural association with INS through two-level modeling, which also integrated gender, class affiliation, region (rural vs. urban), and time spent in forests. While the cultural background showed no significant association with INS, the frequency of forest visits did. Environmental educators should therefore focus on genuine nature experiences to foster connectedness to nature. (Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - September 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Connectedness with nature and the decline of pro-environmental behavior in adolescence: A comparison of Canada and China
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Tobias Krettenauer, Wan Wang, Fanli Jia, Ying YaoAbstractThe present research investigated whether age-related differences in connectedness with nature in adolescence are associated with pro-environmental behavior across two cultures, Canada (N = 325) and China (N = 363). While older adolescents demonstrated lower connectedness with nature in both countries, pro-environmental behavior was inversely associated with age only in Canada but not in China. To investigate this cultural difference, we conducted a moder...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - September 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

How transport modes, the built and natural environments, and activities are associated with mood: A GPS smartphone app study
This study applied experience sampling methodology (ESM) to explore how mood during travel relates to transport mode, activities, and the built and natural environments. A smartphone application was employed to overcome the limitations of prior studies in this domain. Participants tracked their trips for at least one week and completed mood surveys after each trip. After accounting for within-person variation, active travel correlated with more positive mood than motorized travel, and mood was more positive when individuals talked to others during their trips. However, mood was more negative when completing errand trips as...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - September 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Impact of built environment design on emotion measured via neurophysiological correlates and subjective indicators: A systematic review
Publication date: December 2019Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 66Author(s): Isabella Bower, Richard Tucker, Peter G. EnticottAbstractStudies investigating environmental enrichment have shown that exposure to enhanced sensory, cognitive, motor and social stimulation results in behavioural, cellular and molecular alterations in animal models. However, the evidence-base for the neurophysiological impact from environmental enrichment in humans has not been widely examined. This paper, which considers the built environment as one significant component of environmental enrichment, draws together evidence on t...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - September 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A carbon price by another name may seem sweeter: Consumers prefer upstream offsets to downstream taxes
Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): David J. Hardisty, Alec T. Beall, Ruben Lubowski, Annie Petsonk, Rainer Romero-Canyas (Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The effects of moving into an activity-based office on communication, social relations and work demands – A controlled intervention with repeated follow-up
Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Annu Haapakangas, David M. Hallman, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Helena JahnckeAbstractWhen organizations adopt activity-based workplaces (ABWs), improved interaction is a common goal. Yet, few controlled longitudinal studies have been conducted on the effects of ABWs on interaction, social relations and work demands. The aim of this natural intervention study was to investigate the effects of moving into an ABW on satisfaction with communication, on social relations (i.e., social support and social community) and on work deman...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Environmental behavior in three countries: The role of intergenerational transmission and domains of socialization
Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Tally Katz-Gerro, Itay Greenspan, Femida Handy, Yaara VeredAbstractThis paper focuses on intergenerational transmission of environmental behavior, i.e., the processes by which environmental behavior is negotiated and shaped within the family. We offer an analysis of two correlates of child environmental behavior: parental environmental behaviors (as intergenerational transmission) and socialization domains (parent-child interactions). Our interest lies in exploring these predictors cross-culturally, and we do so by using ...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Hype and hope? Mind-body practice predicts pro-environmental engagement through global identity
Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Laura S. Loy, Gerhard ReeseAbstractHumanity is facing global environmental challenges and a global identity has been found to predict pro-environmental engagement. As the origins of a global identity are not broadly understood, we aimed to contribute to investigating its predictors. One way to cultivate a global identity might be through the mind-body practices of yoga and meditation that an increasing number of people pursue, as it is one traditional goal of these practices to evoke a sense of connectedness with all huma...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Quality of sweatshop factory outdoor environments matters for workers’ stress and anxiety: A participatory smartphone-photography survey
Publication date: October 2019Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 65Author(s): Bin Jiang, Huaqing Wang, Linda Larsen, Fengyu Bao, Zhigang Li, Mathew PryorAbstractStress and anxiety are pervasive mental health problems in “sweatshop” manufacturing factories, leading to depression, violence, and suicide. Previous studies ascribed workers’ mental health problems to social-demographic and employment factors. Few have explored whether, and to what extent, the outdoor environment impacts workers’ stress and anxiety status. Without this understanding, we lose the opportunity to create evide...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Hotspots and borders interact in people's attitude toward the environment
Publication date: October 2019Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 65Author(s): Christophe Blaison, Till Martin Kastendieck, Thierry Ramadier, Ursula Hess (Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Virtual reality: A new method to investigate cognitive load during navigation
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): A. Armougum, E. Orriols, A. Gaston-Bellegarde, C. Joie-La Marle, P. PiolinoAbstractCognitive load has for long been studied in relation with learning processes. In our study, we investigated the impact of cognitive load in real-life situation taking the example of train travelers looking for relevant information in a train station. For this purpose, we created a virtual reality model of the tested train station from which we conducted a real-life study. Our aim was to compare travelers’ cognitive load impact in real...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Perceived Fit in Activity-Based Work Environments and its Impact on Satisfaction and Performance
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Jan Gerard Hoendervanger, Nico W. Van Yperen, Mark P. Mobach, Casper J. AlbersAbstractActivity-based work environments are widely adopted; however, research shows mixed findings regarding privacy issues, satisfaction with the work environment, and task performance. To further our understanding, two complementary studies drawing on Person-Environment fit theory were conducted: (1) A field study using experience sampling, and (2) A lab study in a virtual reality studio. The results from both studies confirm that perceived f...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Examining relationships between features of outdoor environments of the “sweatshop” factory and workers’ mental stress and anxiety status: A participatory smartphone-photograph survey
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Bin Jiang, Hua-qing Wang, Linda Larsen, Fengyu Bao, Zhigang Li, Mathew Pryor (Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Hotspots and borders interact in people's affective perception of their environment
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Christophe Blaison, Till Martin Kastendieck, Thierry Ramadier, Ursula Hess (Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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Publication date: August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 64Author(s): (Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Elevating nature: Moral elevation increases feelings of connectedness to nature
Publication date: October 2019Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 65Author(s): Sam G. Moreton, Andrew Arena, Matthew Hornsey, Charlie Crimston, Niko Tiliopoulos (Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Moral licensing, moral cleansing and pro-environmental behaviour: The moderating role of pro-environmental attitudes
Publication date: Available online 8 August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Maedeh Gholamzadehmir, Paul Sparks, Tom FarsidesAbstractThe present study examined the conditions under which highlighting past pro-environmental behaviour produces a “license” to engage in less pro-environmental behaviour: a phenomenon known as moral licensing. It also examined whether highlighting a lack of past pro-environmental action would lead to moral cleansing, where people engage in moral behaviour to maintain a positive moral self-image. It extends the existing literature on moral licensing and moral ...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Exposure to nature may induce lower discounting and lead to healthier dietary choices
This study provides a new approach to promoting dietary regulation and obesity control via nature exposure. (Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Differentiated effects of risk perception and causal attribution on public behavioral responses to air pollution: A segmentation analysis
Publication date: Available online 8 August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Jianhua Xu, Huimin TanAbstractPrior studies of public behavioral responses to air pollution mostly treat respondents as a homogenous group, an assumption that limits our ability to design tailored messages to mobilize actions. This paper employs segmentation techniques to examine the heterogeneity of individuals’ adaptive and mitigation behaviors in response to air pollution. We administered a survey in Beijing and obtained a valid sample of 979 respondents. Using hierarchical cluster analysis, we identified three di...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Elevating nature: Moral elevation increases connectedness to nature
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Sam G. Moreton, Andrew Arena, Matthew Hornsey, Charlie Crimston, Niko Tiliopoulos (Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A Dose of Nature: Two three-level meta-analyses of the beneficial effects of exposure to nature on children's self-regulation
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Martina A. Moens, Joyce Weeland, Femke Beute, Mark Assink, Janneke P.C. Staaks, Geertjan OverbeekAbstractThere is growing evidence that exposure to nature, as opposed to a built environment, is associated with better mental health. Specifically in children, more exposure to nature seems to be associated with better cognitive, affective, and behavioral self-regulation. Because studies are scattered over different scientific disciplines, it is difficult to create a coherent overview of empirical findings. We therefore conduc...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - August 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Predicting climate change risk perception and willingness to act
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Belinda Xie, Marilynn B. Brewer, Brett K. Hayes, Rachel I. McDonald, Ben R. NewellAbstractWe extended a recent model of climate change risk perception (van der Linden, 2015) to predict the risk perception of Australians and their willingness to engage in mitigation behaviours (N = 921). Affect, mitigation response inefficacy, and descriptive norms were the most important predictors of risk perception, highlighting the influence of affective, cognitive, and socio-cultural factors. Affect and mitigation response inefficac...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - July 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Mechanisms of resiliency against depression following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): John A. Kaufman, Zachary E. Goldman, J. Danielle Sharpe, Amy F. Wolkin, Matthew O. GribbleAbstractPrior studies of oil spills have reported adverse impacts on mental health, but have not examined some potentially important moderators. In this cross-sectional analysis of n=38,361 responses to the 2010-2011 Gulf States Population Survey, we assessed the association of direct oil contact with depression severity following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and modification by self-mastery, emotional support, and cleanup particip...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - July 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Understanding the psychology X politics interaction behind environmental activism: The roles of governmental trust, density of environmental NGOs, and democracy
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Kim-Pong TamAbstractWhen explaining engagement in environmental activism, previous psychological studies have mostly focused on motivational factors. In this investigation, considering that environmental activism is political in essence, I argue that the effect of motivations is moderated by the political context people face. Drawing upon political science theories, I hypothesize that psychological motivations (environmental concern and postmaterialist values) are more strongly associated with environmental activism engagem...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - July 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The gradual development of the preference for natural environments
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Kimberly L. Meidenbauer, CeciliaU.D. Stenfors, Jaime Young, Elliot A. Layden, Kathryn E. Schertz, Omid Kardan, Jean Decety, Marc G. BermanAbstractAdults demonstrate aesthetic preferences for natural environments over urban ones. This preference has influenced theories like Biophilia to explain why nature is beneficial. While both adults and children show cognitive and affective benefits after nature exposure, it is unknown whether children demonstrate nature preferences. In the current study, 4-to-11-year-old children and t...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - July 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The relationship between greenery and self-regulation of children: The mediation role of nature connectedness
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between greenery around children's homes and their self-regulation skills through the mediator role of nature connectedness. The moderator role of perceptual sensitivity in the relationship between greenery and nature connectedness was also examined. Two hundred and ninety-nine children aged between 8 and 11 years old and their mothers participated in the study. The results indicated that the relationship between greenery and emotional and cognitive regulation was mediated by nature connectedness. However, nature connectedness did not mediate the relationship between greener...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - July 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Imagining the loss of social and physical place characteristics reduces place attachment
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Gerhard Reese, Leonie Oettler, Laura C. KatzAbstractPlace attachment – the cognitive-emotional bond people have to specific places – is associated with various psychological outcomes and behaviors. While it is well-established that both important social as well as physical features determine how strongly people attach to a place, it is largely unexplored how the loss of such features causally affects place attachment. In two online experiments (N1 = 161; N2 = 199), participants were asked to name physica...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - July 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Psychological predictors of fishing and waste management intentions in Indonesian coastal communities
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Erik Simmons, Kelly S. FieldingAbstractThe populations most susceptible to environmental degradation are often the populations that rely most on the natural world for sustenance. Within the many isolated islands that are part of rural Indonesia, many communities are dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods, but paradoxically members of these communities often engage in practices that destroy their natural resources (Fox & Caldwell, 2006; Glaeser & Glaser, 2011; Pet-soede, Cesar, & Pet, 1999). The cur...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - July 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Do people who feel connected to nature do more to protect it? A meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Caroline M.L. Mackay, Michael T. SchmittAbstractUsing meta-analysis, we examined whether there is evidence consistent with the idea that a subjective sense of “connection to nature” promotes pro-environmental behaviour (PEB; Mayer & Frantz, 2004; Nisbet, Zelenski, & Murphy, 2009). Analysis of correlational data (k = 75) provided compelling evidence for a strong and robust association between nature connection and PEB (r = .37). Nature connection was positively associated with PEB across different...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - July 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

How to reduce red and processed meat consumption by daily text messages targeting environment or health benefits
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): V. Carfora, P. Catellani, D. Caso, M. ConnerAbstractThe current study tested the impact of different messaging interventions on changing attitude and behaviour in relation to Red and Processed Meat Consumption (RPMC). The study compared the effectiveness of receiving fourteen daily messages on the health, environment, or health + environment benefits of reduced RPMC, against a no message control condition. All three intervention conditions also received daily reminders of the goal regarding RPMC and were asked to ...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - July 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Beyond nature: The roles of visual appeal and individual differences in perceived restorative potential
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Elyssa Twedt, Reuben M. Rainey, Dennis R. ProffittAbstractNatural environments are typically judged to be more restorative than built environments in terms of fostering recovery from stress or buffering against resource depletion. But this comparison tends to be categorical – nature versus built environments – and consequently, questions remain regarding the restorative potential of environments that do not fit into these categories. Furthermore, individual differences in evaluations of perceived restorative pote...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Brain activity, underlying mood and the environment: A systematic review
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Michael Francis Norwood, Ali Lakhani, Annick Maujean, Heidi Zeeman, Olivia Creux, Elizabeth KendallAbstractThis review explores how different environments affect brain activity and associated mood response. MEDLINE, CINAHL, Web of Science, PsychInfo and EMBASE were searched for peer-reviewed literature published prior to February 2019. 26 sources were included and divided into either a laboratory (n = 17) or naturalistic (n = 9) design. Most (n = 16) compared natural environments against urban/non-natural environ...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - July 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The effect of crowdedness on human wayfinding and locomotion in a multi-level virtual shopping mall
This study investigates how social and physical environments affect human wayfinding and locomotion behaviors in a virtual multi-level shopping mall. Participants were asked to locate a store inside the virtual building as efficiently as possible. We examined the effects of crowdedness, start floor, and trial number on wayfinding strategies, initial route choices, and locomotion behaviors. The results showed that crowdedness did not affect wayfinding strategies or initial route choices, but did affect locomotion in that participants in the high crowdedness condition were more likely to avoid crowds by moving close to the b...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - July 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

On the essentialism of places: Between conservative and progressive meanings
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Maria Lewicka, Kamil Rowiński, Bartłomiej Iwańczak, Bibianna Bałaj, Agnieszka Maria Kula, Tomasz Oleksy, Monika Prusik, Sabina Toruńczyk-Ruiz, Anna WnukAbstractPsychological essentialism is a widely studied concept within the social sciences, including the field of psychology. However, this concept has not been empirically explored when applied to perception of places. In this paper, we show that the essentialism vs. anti-essentialism philosophical controversy underlies the discussion carried out in human geography ove...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Assessing psychological adaptation during polar winter-overs: The isolated and confined environments questionnaire (ICE-Q)
This article describes a standardized instrument, the ICE-Q, to help evaluate individual differences in adaptation to ICE environments.Several groups (n = 140), each spending one year in sub-Antarctic or Antarctic stations, completed a questionnaire. Factor analyses provided strong evidence for the construct validity of the ICE-Q. The most salient factors were (a) social (e.g., relationships, social support), (b) emotional (e.g., emotional changes, boredom) (c) occupational (e.g., level of investment in work and leisure activities), and (d) physical (e.g., fatigue, well-being).Complementing other methods, this short, q...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - June 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Cognitive complexity increases climate change belief
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Long Chen, Kerrie UnsworthAbstractThe present research bridged the relationship between cognitive complexity and belief in anthropogenic climate change and tested the differential effectiveness of two argument types. In the first two studies (with 817 and 226 participants, respectively) we found that participants with lower levels of cognitive complexity were less likely to believe in anthropogenic climate change than those with higher levels. In Study 3 we used an experimental design with 304 participants to examine the re...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - June 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Building Attachments to Places of Settlement: A Holistic Approach to Refugee Wellbeing in Nelson, Aotearoa New Zealand
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Amber KaleAbstractImportant people-place relationships are often severed during forced displacement, leading many refugees to feel a sense of loss, grief, and disorientation which can negatively impact upon their wellbeing and hinder their resettlement in a new country. Whilst there is an extensive body of literature concerning the negative impact that displacement can have on the lives of individuals and diasporic communities, there has been much less focus on how former refugees might cope with their loss and enhance thei...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - June 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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Publication date: June 2019Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 63Author(s): (Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - June 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A natural meditation setting improves compliance with mindfulness training
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Freddie Lymeus, Per Lindberg, Terry Hartig (Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology)
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - June 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Deceptive sustainability: Cognitive bias in people's judgment of the benefits of CO2 emission cuts
Publication date: August 2019Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 64Author(s): Mattias Holmgren, Alan Kabanshi, Linda Langeborg, Stephan Barthel, Johan Colding, Ola Eriksson, Patrik SörqvistAbstractPeople's beliefs in the actions necessary to reduce anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are important to public policy acceptability. The current paper addressed beliefs concerning how periods of small emission cuts contribute to the total CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, by asking participants to rate the atmospheric CO2 concentration for various time periods and emission rates. The participants...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - May 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Office window views: View features trump nature in predicting employee well-being
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Emmy van Esch, Robert Minjock, Stephen M. Colarelli, Steven HirschAbstractA growing number of organizations are re-designing workplaces to give employees greater exposure to natural views, which frequently improve well-being. But what is it about views of nature that produce these benefits? Is it the overall view or the particular features within a view? If it is features, what features have the greatest effects on well-being, and are these features particular to natural settings or might they generalize to built settings? W...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Testosterone, facial and vocal masculinization and low environmentalism in men
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Nicholas Landry, Jessica Desrochers, Steven ArnockyAbstractRobust sex differences in environmentalism have been observed, such that males express fewer pro-environmental attitudes than their female counterparts. To date, most explanations of this sex difference have relied upon socio-cultural and psychological explanations. The present study sought to extend this inquiry by examining the role of testosterone (T), its interaction with cortisol (C), as well as androgen-linked phenotypes (facial and vocal masculinization) in re...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - May 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research