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.


Welcome to the EP Faculty, Dr. Imamichi

We would like to welcome Dr. Tomo Imamichi to our faculty! Tomoaki (Tomo) Imamichi received his PhD in Environmental Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center. Since 2012 he is serving an Assistant Professor of Psychology at LaGuardia Community College teaching courses in General, Social, and Environmental Psychology. At LaGuardia Community College, he has organized college …

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Come Join Us for Environmental Psychology Day 2018!

May 22nd is our Environmental Psychology Day 2018! Environmental Psychology Day 2018 Schedule This is a public event and all are welcome! Please take a look at our new schedule.   We will also end with a memorial for Dr. Ittelson.   See you there!

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Congratulations to alumna Dr. Sutton on her new book!

When Ivory Towers Were Black lies at the potent intersection of race, urban development, and higher education. It tells the story of how an unparalleled cohort of ethnic minority students earned degrees from a world-class university. The story takes place in New York City at Columbia University’s School of Architecture and spans a decade of …

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Environmental Psychology Day 2018!

Environmental Psychology Day 2018 Poster Environmental Psychology Day 2018 Schedule – Sheet Please come join us for our annual Environmental Psychology Day! Join us in celebrating the first Environmental Psychology program in the country! We have an excellent group of students, faculty, and alumni presenting their research and other work. Professor Celina Su will also …

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Congratulations, Professor Setha Low!

Congratulations, Professor Setha Low! Professor Setha Low has been awarded the first ever Athena Accolade City Award! Professor Low is being honored for her outstanding contribution to the fields of Anthropology, Space, Place, Ethnography, & Qualitative Methodology. She has received this honor from the KTH/ABE School and the CFP/Centre for the Future of Places! You …

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Come Join Us for Our Brown Bag 2/5

BBPoster – May 2   Come join us for Dr. Muñoz’s lecture “Against All Odds: Chilean Workers Win Against Walmart!” As always, our Brown Bags are open to the public! Hope to see you there!

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