Talk:Environmental psychology

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This article is excellent and full of information, but it is difficult to follow for someone who is not familiar with the topic.

Please re-write with more context and a basic summary of the concepts at the beginning.--Outlander 16:15, 22 August 2005 (UTC)


Also, a dentist’s office which is devoid of any patient would also be a meaningless artifact, destined to quietly sink into entropy.

Perhaps it is my ignorance of the subject, but could someone please explain to me what that sentence is supposed to mean? --Deville (Talk) 01:02, 22 March 2006 (UTC)


There is a link to [[Development]] on this page that is linking to a disambiguation page. I'm not sure which (if any) of the more specific pages on types of development would be a better link in this context. Could someone please review the choices available and either re-direct the link or delete it? Thanks.Chidom talk  22:25, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Barker and Gibson[edit]

I've never heard of Barker. The author mentions "affordances", a concept widely believed to have been coined by J. J. Gibson, who explicitly claimed he invented it. An article on ecological psychology should at least clarify the relationship with Gibson's work.

The connection is being discussed by M. M. Scott in "A POWERFUL THEORY AND A PARADOX, Ecological Psychologists After Barker" ENVIRONMENT AND BEHAVIOR, Vol. 37 No. 3, May 2005295-329 DOI:10.1177/0013916504270696

Scott also notes that Heft (2001) wrote a book relating Barker and Gibson's work with each other.

Heft,H.(2001).Ecologicalpsychologyincontext:JamesGibson,RogerBarker,andtheLegacy of William James’s radical empiricism. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Maybe either Scott or Heft should be approached to provide better context for this article.

Susiesioux 08:04, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Talk page clarification[edit]

Just in case anyone else is as confused as I was, all of the above comments were brought over from the "Behavior settings" article, which contained some interesting, possibly valuable, but cryptic information. "Behavior settings" now exists as a redirect to "Environmental psychology". --Lockley 21:55, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

This article is just awful, is anyone actually dealing with it? Many sentences are illogical, biased, and lack references. This bombs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:46, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 05:55, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Other contributors[edit]

Its not where this section is now headed on the basis of this diff. It was more informative before, and if continued in this original direction, that would be good. As its stands some of the information about the contributors doesn't quite make sense. This comment is made to draw out an explanation rather than just revert. Eyedubya (talk) 07:43, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Hello I would like to contribute to this page, please review my editing in my sandbox and provide me with any necessary criticism. Thanks


Aaleksanian (talk) 22:28, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I like your contribution, Aaleksanian. Do you have reference sources to add? To be in the article, it needs citations. Star767 00:45, 7 April 2013 (UTC) Thank you. Yes sure I will do the citation and provide all necessary references. Aaleksanian (talk) 01:49, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 6 - University courses[edit]

I find this section odd given Wikipedia's neutrality. Some entries have a clear advertising tone to them. That, and it's somewhat discriminating towards universities that might offer such courses but are not listed here. A chapter that talks the history of the education of environmental psychology is fine, but one advertising actual courses unnecessary. (talk) 14:18, 28 October 2013 (UTC)