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The Facets of Place

Canter, David V. (1996) The Facets of Place. In: Psychology in Action. Dartmouth Benchmark Series . Dartmouth Publishing Company, Hantshire, UK, pp. 107-138. ISBN 1855213656

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    This chapter will outline one theory aimed at integrating aspects of environmental
    psychology with issues in architectural design. The theory to be reviewed is broad
    in those characteristics of theory that Moore (1987) called their 'form and scope'.
    This broad brush, top down approach is intended as a contrast with bottom up
    attempts to specify the behavioural effects of specific aspects of design, such as
    lighting levels or size of spaces. It also contrasts with models that seek to answer
    immediate design problems. However, in Moore's (1987) vocabulary, the theory
    to be outlined is more than an 'orientation', or 'framework'. It is an 'explanatory
    theory' that has been found to have considerable scope, open to direct empirical

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 10:16
    Last Modified: 23 Dec 2010 14:09


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