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Perceived Environmental Quality

Introduction

In the last three decades, research in the field of Environmental Psychology has undertaken the task of developing applications for resolving community problems. This is not a specific characteristic of Environmental Psychology, but it has nevertheless served as one of its evolutionary foundations. As Stokols (1995) pointed out, in recent years, applications of environmental-behaviour studies have been oriented towards the solution of certain socio-environmental problems. These include those related to life in the city (stress, noise, overcrowding), residential environment (both indoor and outdoor), working environment, natural resources management (energy, water, air, etc.), natural environments (landscape, preserved and recreational areas, etc.), institutional buildings (housing, schools, etc.), and so on. This has allowed applications in the field of environmental and behavioural research to gain strength in the ...

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