Environmental Psychology at The Graduate Center

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.

Interdisciplinary Study of the Human Environment:

  • Provides a dynamic view of human-environment relations that considers how we shape and are shaped by our surrounding environment, from the intimate to the global
  • Takes a multidimensional, holistic stance on the environment that includes built, natural, and social settings
  • Advocates for the integration of many perspectives in interdisciplinary social scientific study to speak within and across disciplines
  • Values and enables public understanding of and engagement with environmental, virtual, social, and urban issues
  • Emphasizes challenging and changing conditions to support social, spatial, and environmental justice
  • Conducts research that uses participation to better understand the environment by incorporating concepts such as freedom of choice and how its absence can affect privacy, territoriality, and crowding

Read more about Environmental Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center HERE.


Faculty Member Celina Su’s New Poetry Collection and Reading

Join us for the book launch of EP faculty member Celina Su’s debut poetry collection Landia, which questions spatial practices, architecture and cities as they relate to language, the visual, and literature, featuring Caroline Crumpacker, Paolo Javier, EP faculty member Cindi Katz, Alissa Quart, and special guest Youmna Chlala, whose first collection The Paper Camera (Litmus Press) is forthcoming. Both Su and Chlala’s new …

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CHE Brown Bag April 18th!

CHE Brown Bag — 4_18_2018   Come check out the Center for Human Environments‘ Round Table Discussion on April 18th at 11:45 in Room 6304.01 (The Hub)! All Brown Bag Events are free and open to the public!

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Congratulations, Tellisia!

We are pleased to announce that Tellisia Williams has been awarded the Graduate Center Kenneth B. and Mamie Phipps Clark Dissertation Fellowship for the 2018-19 Academic Year. Dr. Kenneth Clark was a distinguished Professor of Psychology in CUNY’s City College of New York and, with Dr. Mamie Clark, did the research that led to the 1954 Supreme Court “desegregation” …

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Welcome New Students!

The Environmental Psychology program at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York would like to welcome 3 new students! Manju Adikesavan Manju Adikesavan is an architect-planner with multi-sectoral experience in urban planning and design, technology training, gender justice, and youth empowerment. Manju began her career working first as a planning consultant for …

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Faculty Member Laxmi Ramasubramanian’s New Book!

Essential Methods for Planning Practitioners: Skills and Techniques for Data Analysis, Visualization, and Communication This is Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian’s second book, co-authored with Jochen Albrecht and published in 2018. This book assembles and organizes a selected range of methods and techniques that every planning practitioner should know to be successful in the contemporary global urban …

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Spatializing Culture by Setha Low

Setha Low, professor of Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center at CUNY recently released her new book: Spatializing Culture: The Ethnography of Space and Place This book demonstrates the value of ethnographic theory and methods for understanding space and place. It considers how ethnographically based spatial analyses can yield insight into prejudices, inequalities and social …

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