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.


Jackson Chabot & Isil Akgul present: Cool Streets: Placemaking in Response to COVID-19, Climate Change, and Systemic Racism on Nov. 19 at 12pET.

The Public Space Research Group Hosts: Jackson Chabot & Isil Akgul present: Cool Streets: Placemaking in Response to COVID-19, Climate Change, and Systemic Racism on Nov. 19 at 12pET. November 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  

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“FIRST GENERATION AFRICAN AMERICAN PLANNERS AND THE CITY” ARC SEMINAR PRESENTATION WITH JEFFREY LOWE ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of URBAN PLANNING and  ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 4:00 – 5:30 Urban Planning in the U.S. emerged during progressive era.  However, it was decades later before the first African American earned the professional degree in …

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Alumni Update: Deshonay Dozier, PhD ’19

Deshonay Dozier, PhD ’19 Assistant Professor, Department of Geography California State University, Long Beach Dr. Deshonay Dozier completed a Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology at the City University of New York, and in Fall 2019 started a job as Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Dozier brings to the Department of Geography teaching …

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02/19 Critical Colloquium — When Your Life Becomes ABD: A conversation with three EP PhD candidates

When Your Life Becomes ABD A conversation with three EP PhD candidates, each at different stages of the process, about navigating research, data and writing.

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11/20 CSP/EP Colloquium with Dr. Soniya Munshi

Genealogies of Public Health: Domestic Violence, Migrant Survivors, and Citizenship Logics

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11/6 CSP/EP Colloquium with Dr. Ariana Mangual Figueroa

Dr. Ariana Mangual Figueroa (Associate Professor Urban Education & Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (LAILAC)): “I don’t want to sound racist,…”: Latina elementary-aged children’s expressions of metapragmatic awareness during everyday classroom conversations”  

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