The 9th biennial conference on Environmental Psychology was held from September 26 to 28, 2011, at Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. With about 350 participants from 30 different countries, the conference was successfull in bringing together people interested in the field of environmental psychology, to meet, share experiences, present research, and discuss ideas with regard to the state of the art in environment and behavior research.
Key themes of the conference were, but not limited to, the built and natural environment, conservation behavior and sustainability, environmental perception and decision making, environmental risks and stress, methods and theories in environment-behavior research, proxemics, restoration and health. We encourage, in particular, theoretical and empirical contributions addressing this year's conference theme Environment 2.0.
Environment 2.0. The environments we live and work in are becoming increasingly technological. This was reflected inthe 9th edition's special conference theme Environment2.0. We invited participants to reflect on environmental psychology's status with regard to technological innovations. Are we as environmental psychologists sufficiently aware of and involved in developments such as, ambient intelligence, virtual reality, persuasive technology, lighting technology for wellbeing and performance, and location aware services on mobile phones and the Internet?
Four renowned speakers gave a keynote address:
C. F. Graumann Lecture: Robert Cialdini
Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University.
Associate professor in the Human-Technology Interaction Group at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Eus van Someren
Head Dept. Sleep & Cognition, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, and Professor of Integrated Neurophysiology, FALW, VU University Amsterdam
UP Fachgruppen lecture: Sebastian Bamberg
Professor of Social Psychology and Quantitative Research Methods at the University of Applied Science, Bielefeld, Germany.
Click here to go to the online proceedings of Environment 2.0!
Click here to see a collection of photos made during the conference