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Welcome to Environmental Psychology

Environmental Psychology conducts research, teaches and collaborates with a focus on the interaction between humans and the environment from the perspective of the individual.

The subject deals with how people perceive their environment and are affected by it, and how people influence the environment through their behaviour.

Research covers the relationship to both the physical and social environment based on the needs of different groups including children and the elderly. Environmental psychology takes a holistic view of the environment and the individual is studied in relation to interiors, urban spaces, landscapes and global environmental conditions.

The research findings have practical implications for understanding the role of the individual in achieving many of the global sustainability goals.

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Swedish Area Group in Environmental Psychology (SAGEP)

The Swedish Area Group in Environmental Psychology (Svenska områdesgruppen för miljöpsykologi), SAGEP, consists of researchers from Sweden and other countries with a common concern for psychological aspects of human-environment relations.