Architecture’s brief love affair with psychology is overdue a revival

Carlos Roberto Galan-Diaz

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There was a time when architects and construction companies were keen to engage psychologists. This was the 1970s, an era defined by the landmark book Psychology for Architects. It spawned the whole field of environmental psychology, dedicated to understanding how people interact with the buildings and spaces around them.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2015

Bibliographical note

Carlos Carlos receives funding from RCUK through the EPSRC. He has previously received funding from ESRC, FP-7 and the Scottish government through its Main Research Providers. He is also the co-convenor of the Restorative Environments Network, part of the International Association of People Environment Studies.

Dörte Martens has previously received funding from the European Commision and the German Federal Environmental Foundation.


  • Psychology
  • Architecture
  • Urban planning
  • Environment


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