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Altman, Irwin

Works: 74 works in 399 publications in 1 language and 10,742 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Irwin Altman
The environment and social behavior : privacy, personal space, territory, crowding by Irwin Altman( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human behavior and environment : advances in theory and research by Irwin Altman( Book )

52 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first in a series of volumes concerned with research encompassed by the rather broad term "environment and behavior. " The goal of the series is to begin the process of integration of knowledge on environmental and behavioral topics so that researchers and professionals can have material from diverse sources accessible in a single publication. The field of environment and behavior is broad and interdiscipli­ nary, with researchers drawn from a variety of traditional disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, and other social and behavioral sciences, and from the biological and life sciences of medicine, psychiatry, biology, and ethology. The interdis­ ciplinary quality of the field is also reflected in the extensive involve­ ment of environmental professionals from architecture, urban plan­ ning, landscape architecture, interior design, and other fields such as recreation and natural resources, to name just a few. At present, the field has a somewhat chaotic flavor, with research being carried out by a variety of scholars who publish in a multitude of outlets. Many researchers and practitioners are unaware of the state of knowledge regarding a specific topic because of the unavailability of integrated reference materials. There are only a handful of books dealing with environment and behavior, most of them unintegrated collections of readings, with only an occasional systematic analysis of some facet of the field
Polygamous families in contemporary society by Irwin Altman( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social psychologist Irwin Altman and anthropologist Joseph Ginat examine husband-wife and wife-wife relationships in contemporary Mormon polygamous families in this intriguing book. Using interviews and observations, they describe how husbands and wives in plural families cope with their complex lifestyle in many facets of everyday life, including courtship, weddings, honeymoons, adjustments to a new life, living arrangements, and the husband's rotation among his wives. Other topics covered are budget and resource management, psychological attachments to homes, and the social and emotional relationships between family members." "This is the first comprehensive analysis of life in present-day Mormon polygamous families in American society. Adopting a transactional and dialectic approach, the authors bring an interdisciplinary perspective to this unique form of family structure in modern society."--Jacket
Small group research; a synthesis and critique of the field by Joseph Edward McGrath( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CONTENTS: Classification of small group research information: a case study; the classification system; a validation of the classification system; evaluation, modifications, and implications of the classification system; perspectives on the small group field; descriptive characteristics of the small group field; generalizations from small group research data; methodology of small group research: problems and prospects; the culture of the small group research field; catalogue of relationships, annotations, and bibliography with addenda
Children and the environment by Irwin Altman( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first two volumes of the series we elected to cover a broad spectrum of topics in the environment and behavior field, ranging from theoretical to applied, and including disciplinary, interdiscipli­ nary, and professionally related topics. Chapters in these earlier vol­ umes dealt with leisure and recreation, the elderly, personal space, aesthetics, energy, behavioral approaches to environmental problems, methodological issues, social indicators, industrial settings, and the like. Chapters were written by psychologists, sociologists, geogra­ phers, and other social scientists, and by authors from professional design fields such as urban planning, operations research, landscape architecture, and so on. Our goal in these first two volumes was to present a sampling of areas in the emerging environment and behavior field and to give readers some insight into the diversity of research and theoretical perspectives that characterize the field. Beginning with the present volume, our efforts will be directed at a series of thematic volumes. The present collection of chapters is focused on children and the environment, and, as much as possible, we invited contributions that reflect a variety of theoretical and em­ pirical perspectives on this topic. The next volume in the series, now in preparation, will address the area of "culture and the environment. " Suggestions for possible future topics are welcome. Irwin Altman Joachim F
Elderly people and the environment by Irwin Altman( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume in our series follows the format of the immediately in dealing with a topical theme of considerable impor­ preceding ones tance in the environment and behavior field. In view of current and projected demographic trends, it is a certainty that a broad-ranging set of issues concerned with the elderly and the physical environment will continue to be of focal pertinence-if not of increasing importance--in the remaining decades of this century. The present volume also follows in the tradition of earlier volumes in the series in being eclectic with respect to content, theory, and meth­ odology and in including contributions from a variety of disciplines, such as anthropology, economics, psychology, geography, and urban and regional planning. To have encompassed the whole array of disci­ plines and topics in this emerging field in a single volume would have been impossible. We trust that the sample of contributions that we have selected is provocative and that it will illustrate the range of problems and topics and point to promising areas of study and analysis. We are pleased to have M. Powell Lawton as a guest co-editor for this volume. His broad-ranging expertise, perceptive judgment, and fine editorial talents have contributed enormously to the volume
Culture and environment by Irwin Altman( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of environmental psychology( Book )

23 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavior and the natural environment by Irwin Altman( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of the present volume concerns people' s response to the natural environment, considered at scales varying from that of a house­ hold plant to that of vast wilderness areas. Our decision to focus on this particular segment of the physical environment was prompted in part by the intrinsic interest in this subject on the part of a diverse group of sodal scientists and professionals-and of laypersons, for that matter­ and in part by the relative neglect of this topic in standard treatments of the environment-behavior field. It also serves to bring out once again the interdisdplinary nature of that field, and we are pleased to have been able to inc1ude representatives from geography, sodology, soda! ecology, and natural recreation among our contributors. We believe that this volume will serve a useful purpose in helping to integrate the find­ ings and concepts in this presently somewhat fragmented field, scat­ tered as they are over a very diverse array of publications representing a similarly varied group of spedalties. It is hoped that the result will be to stimulate future development of this area and to add a measure of in­ creased coherence to it. Volume 7 of our series will be devoted to the theme of elderly people and the environment, with M. Powell Lawton joining us as guest co-editor. The titles of the papers comprising Volume 7 are shown on page v. Irwin Altman J oachim F. Wohlwill ix Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Home environments by Irwin Altman( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume in the series focuses on homes, residences, and dwellings. Although many fields have had a long-standing interest in different aspects of home environments, the topic has recently come to the forefront in the interdisciplinary environment and behavior field. Researchers and theorists from many disciplines have begun to meet regularly, share ideas and perspectives, and move the investigation of psychological, social, and behavioral aspects of home environments to the central arena of environment and behavior studies. This volume representative-though not comprehensive­ attempts to provide a sampling of contemporary perspectives on the study of home environments. As in previous volumes, the authors are drawn from a variety of disciplines, including environmental design fields of architecture and planning, and from the social science fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and history. This diversity of authors and perspectives makes salient the principle that the study of homes in relation to behav­ ior requires the contributions of many disciplines. Moreover, the chap­ ters in this volume reflect an array of research and theoretical view­ points, different scales of home environments (e.g., objects and areas, the home as a whole, the home as embedded in neighborhood and communities, etc.), design and policy issues, and, necessarily, a com­ parative and cross-cultural perspective. Home environments are at the core of human life in most cultures, and it is hoped that the contributions to this volume display the excite­ ment, potential, and importance of research and theory on homes
Social penetration: the development of interpersonal relationships by Irwin Altman( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and psychological factors in stress by Joseph Edward McGrath( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is the product of a three-day conference on social and psychological factors in stress. The purpose of the conference was to identify crucial issues in this area of stress and to seek potential research approaches to those issues as the focus of the basic contract research program for the sponsor. The document gives a conceptual formulation for research on stress, major substantive and methodological issues, an integrative review of some research on social-psychological factors in stress, and a discussion of strategic considerations for future research on stress
Neighborhood and community environments by Irwin Altman( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ninth volume in the series deals with a fascinating and complex topic in the environment and behavior field. Neighborhoods and com­ munities are in various stages of formation and transition in almost every society, nation, and culture. A variety of political, economic, and social factors have resulted in the formation of new communities and the transformation of older communities. Thus we see nomadic people set­ tling into stable communities, new towns sprouting up around the world, continuing suburban sprawl, simultaneous deterioration, re­ newal and gentrification of urban areas, demographic changes in com­ munities, and so on. As in previous volumes, the range of content, theory, and methods represented in the various chapters is intended to be broadly based, with perspectives rooted in several disciplines-anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, urban studies. Although many other disciplines also play an important role in the study and understanding of neigh­ borhoods and community environments, we hope that the contributions to this volume will at least present readers with a broad sampling-if not a comprehensive treatment-of the topic
Public places and spaces by Irwin Altman( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tenth volume in the series addresses an important topic of research, de­ sign, and policy in the environment and behavior field. Public places and spaces include a sweeping array of settings, including urban streets, plazas and squares, malls, parks, and other locales, and natural settings such as aquatic environments, national parks and forests, and wilderness areas. The impor­ tance of public settings is highlighted by difficult questions of access, control, and management; unique needs and problems of different users (including women, the handicapped, and various ethnic groups); and the dramatic re­ shaping of our public environments that has occurred and will continue to occur in the foreseeable future. The wide-ranging scope of the topic of public places and spaces demands the attention of many disciplines and researchers, designers, managers, and policymakers. As in previous volumes in the series, the authors in the present volume come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, research and design orientations, and affiliations. They have backgrounds in or are affiliated with such fields as architecture, geography, landscape architecture, natural re­ sources, psychology, sociology, and urban design. Many more disciplines ob­ viously contribute to our understanding and design of public places and spaces, so that the contributors to this volume reflect only a sample of the possibilities and present state of knowledge about public settings
Women and the environment by Irwin Altman( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As society changes - due to (among other factors) political upheaval, racial tension, economic stress, and the rise of cultural subgroups - the changing roles of women in the public and private sectors are uniquely challenged by constraints and public policies regarding the physical environments in which women live and work. Women and the Environment illuminates the complex, many-layered relationship between women and a wide range of different physical environments, such as homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, communities, cities, and various public settings. It studies all the significant environments of a woman's life cycle from childhood to late adulthood, addressing such vital subjects as the interplay between women of varying ages, races, economic classes, occupations, communities, educations, and family structures and environments; obstacles and opportunities regarding women's roles in community action and public policymaking; legal and legislative barriers to environmental change, highlighted by successful case examples of women creating positive social change; and the philosophy of design and research issues involving women and environments. Women and the Environment will serve as an invaluable reference for researchers, professionals, and students in environmental psychology, personality and social psychology, gender studies, human ecology, and environmental design and planning
Environment and behavior studies : emergence of intellectual traditions by Irwin Altman( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eleventh volume in the series departs from the pattern of earlier volumes. Some of those volumes addressed research, design, and policy topics in terms of environmental settings, for example, homes, communities, neighborhoods, and public places. Others focused on environmental users, for example, chil­ dren and the elderly. The present volume examines the field of environment and behavior studies itself in the form of intellectual histories of some of its most productive and still visible senior participants. In so doing we hope to provide readers with a grand sweep of the field-its research and design content, methodology, institutions, and past and future trajectories-through the experiences and intellectual histories of its participants. Why intellectual histories? Several factors led to the decision to launch this project. For one, 1989 was an anniversary and commemorative year for the Environmental Design Research Association, perhaps the major and most long-standing interdisciplinary organization of environment and behavior re­ searchers and practitioners. Established in 1969, this organization has been the vehicle for generations of researchers and practitioners from many disciplines to come together annually to exchange ideas, present papers, and develop professional and personal relationships. It held its first and twentieth meetings in North Carolina, with the twentieth conference substantially devoted to dis­ cussions of the past, present, and future of the field-a taking stock, so to speak. Thus it seemed appropriate to launch a volume on intellectual histories at this significant juncture in the life of the field
Transportation and behavior by Irwin Altman( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume in our series, Human Behavior and Environment, is devoted to a specific topic, continuing the pattern established in the last two volumes. The current theme is behavioral science aspects of trans­ portation. This topic was chosen to exemplify a problem area of practical import to which psychologists, sociologists, and other behavioral and social scientists can make and have been making notable contributions. Our volume includes papers from a variety of psychological perspec­ tives, including human factors, environmental psychology, and be­ havior modification, along with other contributions from a sociologist and a transportation engineer interested in behavioral science contribu­ tions to transportation. Joining us as guest editor for this volume is Peter Everett, an environmental psychologist whose area of specialty is the study of behavioral components of transportation systems. Volume 6 of our series, currently in preparation, will be devoted to behavior and the natural environment. A provisional table of contents for that volume appears on page v. Irwin Altman Joachim F. Wohlwill Peter B. Everett ix Contents Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 1 TRANSPORTATION AND THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES DAVID T. HARTGEN Introduction 5 Brief Overview of the Behavioral Sciences. . . ..... . .... . . . . .. . . .... . .... . . . . . . ... . . ... . ..... . . 7 Current Transportation Issues: Evolution and Behavioral Applications ........................ 8 Urban Transit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Rural Transit Systems ................................... 12 Transportation for the Mobility-Limited .......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 . . . . . . . . Environmental and Social Impact Analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . Energy and Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . Summary and Conclusions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . . . References ................................................. 25 xi Contents xii CHAPTER 2 PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO TRAVEL DEMAND MODELING IRWIN P. LEVIN JORDAN J. LOUVIERE Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Place attachment by Irwin Altman( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environment and culture by Irwin Altman( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following upon the first two volumes in this series, which dealt with a broad spectrum of topics in the environment and behavior field, ranging from theoretical to applied, and including disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and professionally oriented approaches, we have chosen to devote sub­ sequent volumes to more specifically defined topics. Thus, Volume Three dealt with Children and the Environment, seen from the combined perspective of researchers in environmental and developmental psy­ chology. The present volume has a similarly topical coverage, dealing with the complex set of relationships between culture and the physical environment. It is broad and necessarily eclectic with respect to content, theory, methodology, and epistemological stance, and the contributors to it represent a wide variety of fields and disciplines, including psy­ chology, geography, anthropology, economics, and environmental de­ sign. We were fortunate to enlist the collaboration of Amos Rapoport in the organization and editing of this volume, as he brings to this task a particularly pertinent perspective that combines anthropology and ar­ chitecture. Volume Five of the series, presently in preparation, will cover the subject of behavioral science aspects of transportation. Irwin Altman Joachim F. Wohlwill ix Contents Introduction 1 CHAPTER 1 CROSS-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AMOS RAPOPORT Introduction 7 Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Environmental Design 10 The Relationship of Culture and Environmental Design . . . . . . . . . 15 The Variability of Culture-Environment Relations 19 Culture-Specific Environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Designing for Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Implications for the Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 CHAPTER 2 CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH METHODS: STRATEGIES, PROBLEMS, ApPLICATIONS RICHARD W
Place Attachment by Irwin Altman( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In step with the growing interest in place attachment, this volume examines the phenomena from the perspective of several disciplines-including anthropology, folklore, and psychology-and points towards promising directions of future research
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Polygamous families in contemporary society
Polygamous families in contemporary societyElderly people and the environmentCulture and environmentHome environmentsNeighborhood and community environmentsWomen and the environmentEnvironment and culture
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