Handbook of Japan-United States Environment-Behavior Research: Toward a Transactional Approach

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Jack Demick, T. Takahashi, Seymour Wapner, C. Takiji Yamamoto
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 1996 - Science - 456 pages
This volume is an outgrowth of research on the relations between human beings and their environments, which has developed internationally. This development is evident in environment-behavior research studies conducted in countries other than the United States. See Stokols and Altman (1987) for examples of such work in Australia, Japan, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United King dom, the former Soviet Union, and Latin and North America. The international development of this research area is also evident in the establishment of profes sional organizations in different countries such as the Environment-Behavior De sign Research Association (EDRA) in the United States, the Man-Environment Research Association (MERA) in Japan, the International Association for People-En vironment Studies (lAPS) in Great Britain, and the People and Physical Environ ment Research Association (PAPER) in Australia. This volume focuses on environment-behavior research within Japan and the United States as well as cross-cultural studies involving both countries. As we note in detail in Chapter 1, the conference on which the work presented herein is based was preceded by three Japan-United States conferences on environment-behavior research, the first of which took place in Tokyo in 1980. As currently conceived, the present volume stands alone as a compendium of a Significant proportion of cross-cultural research on environment-behavior relations in Japan and the United States that has been developing over the last 15 years. As such, we envision the volume as a basic interdisciplinary reference for anthropolgists, archi tects, psychologists, SOCiologists, urban planners, and environmental geographers.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
VISUAL PERCEPTION IN ELDERLY PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
3
DWELLING DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR ACCESSIBILITY IN THE AGING SOCIETY A New Era in Japan?
13
URBAN HOUSING AND THE ELDERLY
31
QUALITY OF LIFE IN JAPANESE OLDER ADULTS
39
A STUDY ON A RELOCATION OF A NURSING HOME FOR BLIND OLDER ADULTS
47
BODY AND SELF EXPERIENCE Japan versus USA
71
CROSSCULTURAL SURVEY ON COLOR PREFERENCES IN THREE ASIAN CITIES Comparisons among Tokyo Taipei and Tianjin
89
ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY AND BIOSPHERE 2
223
RETHINKING STEREOTYPES OF FAMILY HOUSING IN JAPAN AND THE USA
235
SOCIOPSYCHOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS OF JAPANESE SCHOOLS AS PERCEIVED BY SCHOOL STUDENTS
249
BIG SCHOOL SMALL SCHOOL REVISITED A Case Study of a LargeScale Comprehensive High School Based on the Campus Plan
261
SOJOURN IN A NEW CULTURE Japanese Students in American Universities and American Students in Japanese Universities
271
PUBLIC SPACE AS ART AND COMMODITY The Spanish American Plaza
301
URBANIZATION AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN ASIA
313
DIRECTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY IN THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY
321

MODE OF BEING IN PLACES A Case Study in Urban Public Space
101
URBAN RENEWAL AND THE ELDERLY An Ethnographic Approach
121
INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS INTO MULTIDIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS
137
EXPERIENCING JAPANESE GARDENS Sensory Information and Behavior
151
PREFERENCE FOR TREES ON URBAN RIVERFRONTS
171
LANDSCAPE VALUES Congruence and Conflict in Desert Riparian Areas
187
ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSITION AND NATURAL DISASTER Restoration Housing for the Mt Unzen Volcanic Eruption
197
TRANSACTIONAL PERSPECTIVE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURAL PLANNING RESEARCH IN JAPAN
343
SOME ARGUMENTS FOR A COMPARATIVE DEVELOPMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY WITH A LONGTERM VIEW OF HIST...
353
PROSPECTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM
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WHAT IS THE SITUATION? A Comment on the Fourth JapanUSA Seminar on EnvironmentBehavior Research
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THEORY IN ENVIRONMENT BEHAVIOR STUDIES Transcending Times Settings and Groups
387
ENVIRONMENT AND BEHAVIOR STUDIES A Discipline? Not a Discipline? Becoming a Discipline?
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