Environmental Psychology Article Analysis

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Environmental Psychology Article Analysis
University of Phoenix

Environmental Psychology Article Analysis Environmental psychology does not just study how man affects his environment but also how the environment and natural occurrences affect man. The continual cause and affect cycle from both sides of the equation give purpose to environmental psychology as well as incorporating other disciplines. Unlike many disciplines that have a single focus, the focus of environmental psychology covers many areas of concerns. It incorporates other fields of psychology along with medical and scientific fields. The recent natural disasters of Japan will advance knowledge and theories in environmental psychology. This paper is a summary
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Many Japanese citizens will suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome and severe depression as they begin to cope with loss of property, loss of community, and death. They will also face struggles of contaminated water, lack of food supply, and shelter shortages. These things will increase stress in every individual involved. If proper measures are taken to keep accurate records and interviews are conducted many questions can be answered about how these events affect a human. In the case of the nuclear crisis, evidence can be gathered about how the natural world and more specifically the oceanic world is being affected by human use of nuclear power and the repercussions involved in failure of such facilities. Dr. Osman’s laboratory research on preparation through simulation builds resilience can be field tested by interviewing affected individuals, recording the true reactions of the communities involved and then weighing the field results against the lab results. Providing the scientific world with hard evidence about how natural disasters affect mankind. Conclusion In short, the tragic yet natural occurrences that struck Japan this year will open many doors in the scientific world. It is a tremendous opportunity to make advances in the studies taking place to further understand the relationship between man and environment. Long term case studies should be conducted to map the communities’ progression through the
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