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Behavior and Environment (NRE)

SW710, Section 001

This course deals with two central themes.  First, environmental problems are people problems requiring an understanding of how people think, what they care about, and the conditions under which they behave most reasonably.  Second, human behavior makes the most sense when studied in the context of the environment, both present and evolutionary.  The course builds a model of human nature based upon research in the field of environmental psychology.

The course will explore such topics as environmental perception and knowledge, preferred environments and coping with the failure of preference, and mental attention fatigue and restoration.  It then applies this model to such issues as common property resource management and the psychology of sustainability.

The course is cross-disciplinary both in emphasis and student population with the disciplines of natural resource policy, planning and management, environmental education, conservation behavior, psychology, landscape architecture and urban planning typically represented.

Semester: Fall 2017
Instructor: Raymond K. DeYoung
U-M Class #: 25954
Time: Mo/We 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: DANA1040
This course is not taught within the SSW building.

Course Codes

W:Social Work is not the home dept; home dept in parenthesis, contact home dept with questions

Other SW710 Offerings

* The course listings below are provided for reference only. These offerings may be subject to change or cancellation.


Term Section Days Time  
Fall 2018 002 Thu 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM View Course
Fall 2018 003 Fri 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM View Course

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