Course Syllabus for

History and Development of Environmental Psychology
Miljöpsykologins historia och utveckling

AAM010F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2015
Decided by: FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2015-06-02

General Information

Division: Architecture and Built Environment
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The course aims through literature readings, discussion, presentations, and guest lectures, to provide the participants with an overview of Environmental Psychology (EP). Due to the diverse background of the EP research group, the course will provide a common platform to forge closer cooperation, discuss new research gaps, and establish contact with external researchers. Furthermore, by discussing literature outside of their immediate research scope, participants will develop skills in abstract reasoning and interdisciplinary communication.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course discusses the early environmental psychology and the development of the subject today. The first part of the course provides an overview of the fundamental theories in the field of environmental psychology. The second part illustrates the development of the field in applied topics regarding; human – environment interaction in special environments, indoor and outdoor lighting, transportation and sustainability, nature-wildlife and wind power.

Course Literature

Moreover there will be literature for the thematic seminars.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, self-study literature review

Examination Details

Examination format: Seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Master degree

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinators:

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