New Directions and Perspectives, 2nd Edition
Edited by W. Bruce Walsh, Kenneth H. Craik, Richard H. Price
Psychology Press – 2000 – 360 pages
A variety of theoretical approaches to person-environment psychology has been developed over the years, representing a rich range of intellectual perspectives. This second edition links the past and present and looks toward the future in reviewing new directions and perspectives in person-environment psychology. Stated differently, the main thrust of this volume is to present contemporary models and perspectives that make some sensible predictions concerning the individual and the environment using the person-environment relationship. Within a person-environment framework, these models and perspectives are concerned with how people tend to influence environments and how environments reciprocally tend to influence people. Thus, this second edition presents new directions in person-environment psychology and the implications for theory, research, and application.
Review from first edition:
"…the diverse formulations in this book not only provide a rich philosophical and theoretical backdrop for the contemporary study of persons in situ, but they also underscore the fact that person-environment psychology is alive and well in late 20th-century psychological science. Future developments and differentiations in the field will long be indebted to the editors of and contributors to this excellent volume."
Contents: W.B. Walsh, R.H. Price, K.H. Craik, New Directions in Person-Environment Psychology: An Introduction. R. Hogan, B.W. Roberts, A Socioanalytic Perspective on Person-Environment Interaction. S. Wapner, J. Demick, Person-in-Environment Psychology: A Holistic, Developmental, Systems-Oriented Perspective. B. Schneider, D.B. Smith, H.W. Goldstein, Attraction-Selection Attrition: Toward a Person-Environment Psychology of Organizations. B.R. Little, Free Traits and Personal Contexts: Expanding a Social Ecological Model of Well-Being. J.L. Nasar, The Evaluation Image of Places. C. Timko, R.H. Moos, J.W. Finney, Models of Matching Patients and Treatment Programs. A.W. Wicker, R.A. August, Working Lives in Context: Engaging the Views of Participants and Analysts. K.H. Craik, The Lived Day of an Individual: A Person-Environment Perspective. D. Stokols, H.C. Clitheroe, Jr., M. Zmuidzinas, Modeling and Managing Change in People-Environment Transactions. W.B. Walsh, K.H. Craik, R.H. Price, Person-Environment Psychology: A Summary and Commentary.