by UC Irvine
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|1||Env Psy Spring 2012 Stokols Syllabus V2||--||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||Lecture 01 – Introduction to Environmental Psychology and Overview of the Course||--||1:03:39||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||Lecture 02 – Applying Principles of Environmental Psychology to the Analysis and Resolution of Community Problems||--||59:54||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||Lecture 03 – Historical Origins and Major Assumptions of the Ecological Paradigm||--||55:45||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||Lecture 04 – Principles of Systems Theory, Physiological and Psychological Stress||--||1:08:10||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||Lecture 05 – Environmental Cognition||--||30:23||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||Lecture 06 – Environment and Personality||--||1:00:37||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||Lecture 07 – Environmental Evaluation||--||1:00:21||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||Lecture 08 – Human Spatial Behavior||--||1:01:34||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||Lecture 09 – Promoting Environmentally Protective Behavior||--||1:09:08||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||Lecture 10 – Responding to the Environment||--||1:13:09||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||Lecture 11 – The Influence of Environmental Design on Social Interaction||--||1:04:10||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||Lecture 12 - Applying Environmental Psychology Principles to Urban Design||--||58:14||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||Lecture 13 - Design Guidelines for Homes, Offices, Classrooms, and Hospitals||--||58:02||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||Lecture 14 – Design Guidelines for Residential Neighborhoods and Planned Communities||--||1:00:11||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||Lecture 15 – Natural Environments and Restorative Settings||--||1:07:53||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||Lecture 16 – Virtual Environments - The Environmental Psychology of the Internet||--||43:56||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||Lecture 17 – Social Structural Approaches to Environmental Change||--||59:40||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||Lecture 18 – Evaluating Environmental Interventions||--||44:55||Free||View In iTunes|
Engaging, insightful, and interdisciplinary
First I would like to deal with the content of the course. The interdisciplinary nature of the subject means that most folks are bound to find at least some component that they are drawn to. For me there was very little that I was uninterested in. I had never really thought about my surroundings too extensively so the course was majorly eye-opening. This course will definitely be of interest to everyone from psych nerds, to architect buffs, to environmentalists, or even the layman that has no idea what environmental psych is but nonetheless is curious to find out.
Before engaging with the course material I had little background knowledge of urban planning, social ecology, architecture or any of the other related fields. Even for someone like me, with little background in the field(s), this course was incredibly rewarding. Professor Stokols's love for the subject matter is evident and it's difficult to not be inspired to learn more. Mr. Stokols has opened my eyes to both several unrealized passions and fields that warrant further study. The course is a wonderful and broad introductory into many of the facets of environmental psych and many of the accompanying subfields. The clips interspersed throughout the course from Seinfeld, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and of his son are both entertaining and great illustrations of points being made.
My two issues with the course are largely my own and are to be expected of an introductory undergraduate course. First, there is a bit of redundancy. It is clear students have midterms and finals in mind so the class is oriented thusly. In an effort to drive home important test information there may be some repetition. My second issue would be that many topics are merely presented and there is little further discussion, but again that is to be expected in an undergraduate course. And besides, the course really is serving as a primer; anything you may find deserving more time is really just an invitation to learn more about a fascinating topic.
I can't recommend this course strongly enough!
Great for Seniors (age-wise)
My husband and I found Environmental Psych to be a stimulating course. We watched the lectures at the same time and it gave two Sr. Adults some stimulating conversations, while opening our eyes to our surroundings. I can also see practical applications in our own community as we serve in organizations, and also practically. See what a difference being in a hospital room after surgery with a view of trees can make. I also look at the news differently, architecture, politics, the culture of poverty…. and so much more.
Dr. Stokols has made what could be dry research very interesting. He is personable, easy to listen to, and so incredibly knowledgeable. We recommend it for any age group. He uses a lot of visuals to illustrate his points, not just a talking head. And no exams!!!
Really interesting stuff!