professor i miljöpsykologi, ssk boendemiljöfrågor vid Institutionen för psykologi
Most of my research concerns restorative environments - those places in which we can recover relatively quickly and completely from ordinary psychological wear-and-tear. The places on which I focus in my research are those which most people care about deeply and turn to frequently - home, neighborhood, and natural settings such as forests. The fundamental intent in all of these efforts is to inform environmental and policy measures that promote health and well-being.
Akademiska meriter: PhD, MPH, docent
Nyckelord: sustainable development hållbar stadsutveckling
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I have studied restorative environments and nature experience since the early 1980s. After moving from Michigan to California, I completed degrees at Orange Coast College (AA, 1982), the University of California at Santa Cruz (BA, 1984), the University of California at Irvine (MA, 1990; PhD, 1993), and the University of California at Berkeley (MPH, 1994). I began work at Uppsala University after completing postdoctoral training at Berkeley in 1996,. Once here I added the residential context of health to the set of topics on which to focus research efforts, which today encompass work and institutional as well as leisure and residential settings. With training in environmental psychology, social ecology, and social epidemiology, I apply diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological tools in formulating and addressing research questions. This has enabled me to get involved with studies of widely varying kind, including but not limited to theoretical analyses, literature reviews, small-scale laboratory and field experiments concerned with basic issues of restorative process and mechanism, large-scale surveys on attitudes toward nature and environmental protection, and time series studies on phenomena of constrained and collective restoration in entire populations. In much of this work I have over the years had the privilege and pleasure of collaborating with thoughtful, dedicated scholars from leading universities and research institutes throughout the world.
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