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Enhanced living environments from the viewpoint of socioecological psychology

Enhanced living environments from the viewpoint of socioecological psychology

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The chapter provides an overview for studying and understanding the psychological aspects of enhanced living environments (ELEs). First, socio-ecological psychology is presented as a macro theoretical approach to human environmental behaviour and relationships along with the main concepts of niche construction theory that may be used to broaden the theoretical foundations of ELEs. Second, the psychologically relevant literature of the home is reviewed with an emphasis on the transactional processes between individuals and their built and natural environments. Third, self-determination theory (SDT), a macro theory of human relationships and motivation, is described. SDT may provide insight about optimal conditions for constructing social ecological niches, most importantly for the development of home environments. As a conclusion, the chapter defines major themes and research directions where socio-ecological psychology may enrich research and practice around ELE themes.

Chapter Contents:

  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Socioecological psychology as a framework
  • 2.3 Concept of 'human niche construction' as a universal human phenomenon
  • 2.4 Home as a niche
  • 2.4.1 Emotional processes in the home: lessons learnt with the Emotional Map of the Home Interview
  • 2.5 Legacy of Self-determination theory
  • 2.5.1 Core concepts of SDT
  • 2.6 Putting it all together: socioecological psychological aspects of ELE
  • 2.6.1 ELE as niche construction
  • 2.6.1.1 What is already known?
  • 2.6.1.2 What can be added?
  • 2.6.1.3 ELE and niche construction processes: potential research topics
  • 2.6.2 ELE and home niches: the potential places of technology in a complex system
  • 2.6.2.1 What is already known?
  • 2.6.2.2 What can be added?
  • 2.6.2.3 ELE in home niches: potential research topics
  • 2.6.3 Constructing ELE solutions in home niches: the importance of psychological need support
  • 2.6.3.1 What is already known?
  • 2.6.3.2 What can be added?
  • 2.6.3.3 ELE and psychological needs: potential research topics
  • 2.7 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Biographies

Inspec keywords: human factors; social aspects of automation; home automation

Other keywords: self-determination theory; transactional processes; SDT; socioecological psychology; human motivation; NCT; niche construction theory; human relationships; human environmental behaviour; ELE themes; enhanced living environments

Subjects: Home computing; Economic, social and political aspects of computing

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