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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: 28 Aug 2021 21:50


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