Ecological psychology: Some recent and prospective developments

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Abstract

Building on the work of R. G. Barker and H. F. Wright, ecological psychologists demonstrated the relevance of behavior-setting theory and research to issues in organizational, community, social, and environmental psychology. They have used a broad range of research strategies and have shown increased interest in applied problems. Recent and prospective developments in ecological psychology include streamlined descriptive surveys of community and organization behavior settings; the study of intersetting linkages and of the life cycles of settings; applications of manning theory and research on stress to work settings, particularly to settings that serve the public; extensions of manning theory by drawing on the literature on small-group performance and job enrichment; and the development of a technology for improving human environments. (71 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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