Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: BI3, D4, E4, L4, V4, W3. Course coordinator: Associate Professor Thorbjörn Laike,, Inst för arkitektur och byggd miljö. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 15. Assessment: Written home exam. Fulfilled assignments. Further information: If many foreign students apply, the course might also be given in English. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge about environmental psychology, its research tradition, methods and application. Furthermore the course aims to give basic knowledge about how environmental psychology could be used in practice.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Structure and content: The course consists mainly of lectures and assignments that are presented at seminars. The content of the course is man in relation to the physical and psychosocial environment and the interaction between them. The following parts are included: The emotions of man, stress reactions, personality, methods for measuring the experience of the environment, environmental related complaints, the need of elderly and children, life style and global environmental issues, human impact on the environment, and the impact of different environmental factors such as light and colour.

Johansson, M. & Küller, M. (2005) (Red.). Svensk miljöpsykologi. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Cassidy, T. 1997. Environmental Psychology. Behaviour and Experience in Context. Hove, UK: Psychology Press Ltd.