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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Tech Update from Jen Tang!

In the linked article below, EP student Jen Tang elaborates her experience navigating the the “robust and fertile physical and digital environments” offered at the CUNY Graduate Center, and NYC more generally, that aim to help “technological newbies like [herself] to wade into” and expand their technological knowledge and skills.  As Jen states explicitly, her …

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An interview with Do Lee on Environmental Psychology program at GC

Catch Do Lee talking about our Environmental Psychology program at the CUNY Graduate Center with GC Videography Fellows.  In the video, Do reflects on our program as we whole, as well as his own experiences and research throughout his time as a member of the program.   Link to video: For more information on Do’s work, …

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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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