In this course students will learn about the interaction between people and their environments; how our behavior affects our environment, and how that environment, in turn, influences our own behavior. An emphasis will be placed on developing behavioral solutions for environmental problems.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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- Define the discipline of environmental psychology.
- Explain how the natural environment can affect health.
- Explore the benefits of restorative environments.
- Discuss reactions associated with person-environment relationships.
- Examine environmental risks.
- Evaluate the concept of risk perception.
- Analyze the effects of population density on individuals.
- Examine the effects of noise as an environmental pollutant.
- Analyze the concepts of personal space and territorialism.
- Evaluate how architecture impacts behavior.
- Examine the psychological associations related to commercial or residential design.
- Explain the importance of nature in relation to the urban environment.
- Explain how environmental cues shape behavior.
- Evaluate how behavior can be modified to support sustainability and limit negative environmental impact.
- Describe how social norms influence behavior and beliefs about the environment.
- Identify solutions to change behavior and habits in order to lessen negative environmental impact.
- Analyze the importance of sustainable development.
- Evaluate strategies for promoting positive environmental behavior.
- Explain how positive and negative consequences can increase pro-environmental behavior.
- Describe the positives and negatives of technological advances on the environment.
- Assess the influence of environmental policies.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
- PSY/203 – Foundations of Psychology or equivalent
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