The Psychology of Heritage Places
Join your fellow colleagues in helping to define a new area of research — the psychology of heritage environments — by contributing a paper to a special research nexus in the refereed journal, Collabra: Psychology, published by the University of California Press.
For the purposes of this special collection, submitted papers need to consider these three fundamental characteristics associated with heritage places and social and environmental psychology:
- A central focus on old or “historic” environments from a theoretical and/or empirical perspective;
- Research methods primarily associated with environmental psychology, such as behavioral mapping, environmental attitude measurement, phenomenologies, visual preferences, simulated environments, post occupancy evaluations, and neuroscience, among other possibilities;
- A theoretical construct based on place identity, place attachment, environmental perception, and the settings in which certain behaviors occur.