Interdisciplinary Study of the Human Environment

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.

The Environmental Psychology program at The Graduate Center:

  • 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.

 

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Fall 2015 Brownbag Schedule

The Critical Psychology Brownbag schedule is out! See below for more info.  

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EP Student, Do Lee, wins Best Student Paper 2014 !

Congratulations to Do Lee for having his paper “Embodied bicycle commuters in a car world” selected as this year’s Graduate Student Award winner for APA Division 34!  The paper was based on research that explored how people experience the transition to bicycle commuting lifestyles through a bike to work event in Lake Tahoe, CA.  The paper was recognized …

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Brown Bag: (Un)Thinking Sex in Neuroscience

      Join us on Wednesday, April 15th as Dr. Rebecca Jordan-Young shares her recent work at the intersections of sex, gender, and neuroscience.

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Dr. Roger Hart featured on NPR Podcast

Our very own Dr. Roger Hart was featured on NPR Podcast, Invisibilia, a podcast that explores the intangible forces that shape human behavior – things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.  The particular episode that featured Roger, entitled Fearless, aired on January 16, 2015.   In the podcast Roger discusses his research conducted in Vermont which investigates …

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Dr. Susan Saegert publishes piece on low income housing policy

Susan Saegert, faculty and chair of the Environmental Psychology program at the CUNY Graduate Center, recently published a piece entitled: ‘Interrupting Inequality: Crisis and Opportunity in Low-Income Housing Policy‘ for Metropolitics, a peer-reviewed online journal that specializes in publishing concise pieces on pressing urban issues.  In her piece, Saegert discusses past approaches to housing lower income households …

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Dr. Susan Saegert receives the 2015 Newman-Proshansky Career Achievement Award for Division 34

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Susan Saegert has been selected to receive the 2015 Newman-Proshansky Career Achievement Award for Division 34 of the American Psychological Association, the Society for  Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology. The faculty and students in the Environmental Psychology program agree that this is a wonderful and much deserved …

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