The Child's Environment

The Child's Environment

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"The Child's Environment" explores a number of studies on children's knowledge and experience of the environment. The reader obtains a valuable overview of some of the most significant studies in this important area of environmental psychology. This book should be of value to everyone who wishes to enhance their knowledge of children's experiences of the places in which they live. People who have not looked at environmental psychological studies before should find it a useful introduction to this growing field. For those who know environmental psychology and the "Journal of Environmental Psychology", it should provide a valuable compendium of key papers that have established the basis for future research on children and their environment.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 167.64 x 238.76 x 17.78mm | 476.27g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0126566402
  • 9780126566406

Table of contents

Children's cognition of the environment: the case for developing cognitive environmental psychology that does not underestimate the abilities of young children, C. Spencer and Z. Darvizeh; pointing to pre-school children's spatial competence - a study in the natural settings, A.M. Conning and R.W. Byrne; a conceptual model and empirical analysis of children's acquisition of spatial knowledge, R. Golledge et al.; the acquisition and integration of route knowledge in an unfamiliar neighbourhood, N. Gale et al.; the development of route knowledge - multiple dimensions, G. Waller; young children's representations of the environment - a comparison of techniques, M.H. Matthews; developmental differences in the ability to give route directions from a map, M. Blades and L. Medlicott; Janine Eber maps London - individual dimensions of cognitive imagery. Home range in childhood and adolescence: sex differences in home range and cognitive maps in eight-year-old children, P. Webley.
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