Best Reference Books – Environment and Behavior

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Environment and Behavior subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Environment and Behavior along with reviews.

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1. “Environment and Behavior: A Dynamic Perspective (The Plenum Social Ecology Series)” by C Holahan

“Environment and Behavior: A Dynamic Perspective (The Plenum Social Ecology Series)” Book Review: The book presents the study of environment and behavior, which has been underemphasized in past work in this area. The book’s perspective focuses on the active role people play in dealing with environmental challenges. The book investigates the effects of environment on behavior, especially the positive and adaptive ways in which people cope with the environment. This book has been written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the field of environment and behavior. It is appropriate for courses in environmental psychology, social ecology, ecological psychology, and community psychology when the community is conceptualized from an ecological viewpoint.

2. “Behavior and Environment: The Use of Space by Animals and Men” by A Esser

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“Behavior and Environment: The Use of Space by Animals and Men” Book Review: This book is based on the symposium “The Use of Space by Animals and Men,” that took place at the 135th Annual Meeting of the AAAS in Dallas, Texas, on December 29-31, 1968. The book was written for the purpose of having a space that might be shared as a frame of reference which could open avenues of communication between behavioral scientists, the design community, and the decision makers in our society.

3. “Human Aggression (Perspectives in Social Psychology)” by Robert A Baron

“Human Aggression (Perspectives in Social Psychology)” Book Review: This book discusses the study of aggression. Diverse topics have also been included such as the effects of sexual arousal upon aggression, the impact of environmental factors (e. g. , heat, noise, crowding) upon such behavior, interracial aggres­sion, and the influence of heightened self-awareness. This book is both useful and timely. This book can be used by students or teachers in the field of social psychology and also by those interested in understanding human aggression.

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4. “Modern Protective Structures (Civil and Environmental Engineering)” by Theodor Krauthammer

“Modern Protective Structures (Civil and Environmental Engineering)” Book Review:This book develops realistic guidelines for the analysis, design, assessment, retrofit, and research of protected facilities. A general background on explosive devices and their capabilities as well as explosive effects and the processes that generate them has been given in the book. The effects of conventional and nuclear explosions are given. The significant design differences between conventional and nuclear loads and between existing design procedures has also been given. The existing blast-resistant design approaches and the dynamic responses of structural systems to blasts, shocks, and impacts have been described in the book. Additional coverage includes the behavior of specific structural connections, the traditional concept of P-I diagrams, and progressive collapse and a systematic and balanced protective design approach. This book examines how impulsive loads affect various types of buildings and facilities. It provides the necessary material to help ensure the safety of persons, assets, and projects. This book can be used by civil engineers and emergency personnels.

5. “Elderly People and the Environment (Human Behavior and Environment)” by imusti

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“Elderly People and the Environment (Human Behavior and Environment)” Book Review: The set of issues concerned with the elderly and the physical environment is discussed in this book. The book has good content, theory, and methodology. A variety of disciplines, such as anthropology, economics, psychology, geography, and urban and regional planning have been taken into consideration in this book. This book is useful for those involved in the study of Human Behaviour and Environmental Studies.

6. “Women and the Environment (Human Behavior and Environment)” by imusti

“Women and the Environment (Human Behavior and Environment)” Book Review: This book discusses the issue about women and physical environments. This book focuses on the variability of interpersonal and familial forms that is increasing, and cultural subgroups-minorities, women, the physically challenged, gays, and lesbians that are vigorously demanding their rights in societies and how they impact women. The women’s role in child rearing, home management, and community relations have been thrown light on. This book also discusses the influence of women in cultures and societies that is mounting in the social, political, and economic spheres. The impact of women in technological societies is also given. This book can be referred to by those in the field of Human Behaviour and Environmental Studies.

7. “Public Places and Spaces (Human Behavior and Environment)” by Irwin Altman and Erwin H Zube

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“Public Places and Spaces (Human Behavior and Environment)” Book Review: This book talks about an important topic of research, design and policy in the environment and behavior field. Public places and spaces that include urban streets, plazas and squares, malls, parks and natural settings such as aquatic environments, national parks and forests, and wilderness areas have been discussed. The importance of public settings, the unique needs and problems of different users (including women, the handicapped, and various ethnic groups) and the dramatic re­-shaping of our public environments has been given. This book can be referred to by many disciplines and researchers, designers, managers, and policymakers.

8. “Environment and Behavior Studies: Emergence of Intellectual Traditions (Human Behavior and Environment)” by Irwin Altman and Kathleen Christensen

“Environment and Behavior Studies: Emergence of Intellectual Traditions (Human Behavior and Environment)” Book Review: This book examines the field of environment and behavior in the form of intellectual histories. This book provides readers with a grand sweep of the field-its research and design content, methodology, institutions, and past and future trajectories-through the experiences and intellectual histories of its participants. This book can be referred to by those in the field of Environment and Behavioral Studies.

9. “Advances in Environment, Behavior, and Design: Volume 1” by Erwin H Zube and Gary T Moore
10. “Place Attachment (Human Behavior and Environment)” by Irwin Altman and Setha M Low

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“Place Attachment (Human Behavior and Environment)” Book Review: This book examines the phenomena from the perspective of anthropology, folklore, and psychology and points towards promising directions of future research. This book discusses the place attachments and the analysis of human behaviour. This book is useful to the people who are in the field of psychology.

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