Accession Number : ADA114089

Title :   Spatial versus Dimensional Characteristics Underlying Environmental Perceptions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Jones,Allan P ; Butler,Mark C ; Pugh,William M

PDF Url : ADA114089

Report Date : 20 Oct 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Environmental factors are generally assumed to be important determinants of individual behavior. Thus, considerable empirical effort has focused on discovering how individuals organize their perceptions of the environment. The present study analyzed individual perceptions of a variety of environmental spaces in an attempt to determine whether these perceptions were organized in terms of the types of spaces being rated or by content dimensions occurring across spaces. The findings supported a 'mixed mode' approach whereby both spatial and dimensional factors appeared to be important concepts in the construction of cognitive representation of environmental settings. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Perception(Psychology), Environments, Behavior, Questionnaires

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE