On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Describe key elements of Urban Psychology as stated in “Report of the Task Force on Urban Psychology Toward an Urban Psychology” (APA); Discuss the nature and changing character of the city and the urban experience – including the larger social, political, and economic dynamics of urban change; Explain the dynamic of interactions within and between humans (and societies) and nature in urban environments; Identify and illustrate context-responsive research methods, which are useful in complex urban environments characterized by interpenetration among multiple systems, heterogeneity of cultural contexts, and rapid changes.
- Definition of Urban;
- Urgency on Urban Psychology;
- Methodological Approaches to Urban Psychology;
- Environmental Psychology;
- Private and Public Space;
- Citizens as Individual and Group;
- Urban Populations and Intergroup Relations;
- Urban Social Issues;
- Urban Physical Environments: Challenges, Assets, and Initiatives;
- Psychology and Urban Institutions;
- New Directions for Urban Research;
- New Practice and Social Intervention Opportunities.
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