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Handbook of behavioral and cognitive geography, edited by Daniel R. Montello, Professor, Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Summary
This comprehensive Handbook summarizes existing work and presents new concepts and empirical results from leading scholars in the multidisciplinary field of behavioral and cognitive geography, the study of the human mind, and activity in and concerning space, place, and environment. It provides the broadest and most inclusive coverage of the field so far, including work relevant to human geography, cartography, and geographic information science. Behavioral and cognitive geography originated as a contrast to aggregate approaches to human geography that treat people as homogenous and interchangeable; to models of human activity based on simplistic and psychologically implausible assumptions; and to conceptualizations of humans as passive responders to their environment. This Handbook is highly multi- and interdisciplinary, featuring scholars from geography, geographic information science, and more than ten other academic disciplines; including: psychology, linguistics, computer science, engineering, architecture and planning, anthropology, and neuroscience. The contributors adhere to scientific rigor in their approach, while fully engaging with issues of emotion, subjectivity, consciousness, and human variability. Thoroughly informed by the history of geography and of the cognitive sciences but also providing guideposts for future research and application, this Handbook will be an essential resource for researchers, lecturers and students in geography, psychology, and other social, behavioral, cognitive, and design sciences. This comprehensive Handbook summarizes existing work and presents new concepts and empirical results from leading scholars in the multidisciplinary field of behavioral and cognitive geography, the study of the human mind, and activity in and concerning space, place, and environment. It provides the broadest and most inclusive coverage of the field so far, including work relevant to human geography, cartography, and geographic information science. Behavioral and cognitive geography originated as a contrast to aggregate approaches to human geography that treat people as homogenous and interchangeable; to models of human activity based on simplistic and psychologically implausible assumptions; and to conceptualizations of humans as passive responders to their environment. This Handbook is highly multi- and interdisciplinary, featuring scholars from geography, geographic information science, and more than ten other academic disciplines; including: psychology, linguistics, computer science, engineering, architecture and planning, anthropology, and neuroscience. The contributors adhere to scientific rigor in their approach, while fully engaging with issues of emotion, subjectivity, consciousness, and human variability. Thoroughly informed by the history of geography and of the cognitive sciences but also providing guideposts for future research and application, this Handbook will be an essential resource for researchers, lecturers and students in geography, psychology, and other social, behavioral, cognitive, and design sciences
Table of contents
Contents: Part I Introduction and background -- 1. Behavioral and cognitive geography: introduction and overview / Daniel R. Montello -- 2. History and theoretical perspectives of behavioral and cognitive geography / Juval Portugali -- Part II Spatial behavior and decision-making -- 3. Behavioral decision theory in spatial decision-making models / Piotr Jankowski -- 4. Travel behavior models / Konstadinos G. Goulias -- 5. Time geography / Harvey J. Miller -- Part III Environmental spatial cognition -- 6. Environmental knowledge: cognitive flexibility in structures and processes / Holly A. Taylor, Aaron L. Gardony, and Tad T. Brunyé -- 7. Learning the environment: the acquisition of cognitive maps / Toru Ishikawa -- 8. Wayfinding and orientation: cognitive aspects of human navigation / Stephen C. Hirtle -- 9. Cognitive neuroscience of spatial and geographic thinking / Victor R. Schinazi and Tyler Thrash -- Part IV Cognitive aspects of geographic information -- 10. Cognitive perspectives on cartography and other geographic information visualizations / Daniel R. Montello, Sara Irina Fabrikant, and Clare Davies -- 11. Cognition and geographic information technologies / Martin Raubal -- 12. Natural language and geography: the meaning and use of spatial concepts in geographical contexts / Thora Tenbrink -- Part V Individual and group differences in geographic behavior and cognition -- 13. Individual differences in large-scale spatial abilities and strategies / Mary Hegarty, Heather Burte, and Alexander P. Boone -- 14 Sex and gender in geographic behavior and cognition / Carol A. Lawton -- 15. Navigating without vision: principles of blind spatial cognition / Nicholas A. Giudice -- Part VI Environmental attitudes -- 16. Place / Pragya Agarwal -- 17. Environmental aesthetics / Sara Hadavi and William C. Sullivan -- 18. Environmental risks and hazards from a cognitive-behavioral perspective / Patricia Gober -- Part VII Further disciplinary applications of cognitive-behavioral geography -- 19. Architectural cognition and behavior / Ruth Conroy Dalton, Jakub Krukar, and Christoph Hölscher -- 20. Artificial intelligence and behavioral geography / Paul M. Torrens -- 21. Early geographic education: cognitive considerations / Dave Uttal -- Part VIII Coda -- 22. The future of behavioral and cognitive geography: a coda / Roger Downs -- Index
Language
eng
Literary form
non fiction
Note
Includes index
Physical description
1 online resource (432 pages)
Specific material designation
remote
Form of item
online
ISBN
9781784717544

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