Are you motivated by doing research with (and not on) neighborhoods on issues like stop and frisk? Have you ever wondered about how Citi Bikes change the experience of urban living or why they are located only in lower/mid Manhattan and nearby gentrifying parts of Brooklyn? The Graduate Center’s Environmental Psychology community embraces the “messy, fleshy” world of everyday life by taking our research out of the lab and into real-world settings.
- A dynamic view of human-environment relations that considers how we shape and are shaped by the environment, from the intimate to the global
- A multidimensional, holistic stance on the environment that includes built, natural and social settings
- The integration of many perspectives in interdisciplinary social scientific study that speaks across disciplines
- Valuing and enabling public understanding of, and engagement with, environmental, virtual, and urban issues
- An emphasis on challenging and changing conditions to support social, spatial and environmental justice
- Research which uses participation to better understand the environment with concepts such as freedom of choice and how its absence affects privacy, territoriality, and crowding
Read more about Environmental Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center HERE.