1st Edition

Spatial Behavior
A Geographic Perspective

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ISBN 9781572300507
Published April 27, 1997 by Guilford Press
620 Pages

USD $69.00

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Book Description

Examining a broad range of questions--from how human beings negotiate the spaces in which
they live, work, and play to how firms and institutions, and their spatial behaviors, are affected by processes of economic and societal change--this work presents an overview of research into the spatial behavior of humans and their institutions. Updating and expanding concepts of decision making and choice behavior on different geographic scales, this major revision of the authors' acclaimed Analytical Behavioral Geography presents theoretical foundations, extensive case
studies, and empirical evidence of human behavior in a comprehensive range of physical, social, and economic settings. Generously illustrated with maps, diagrams, and tables, the volume also covers issues of gender, discusses traditionally excluded groups such as the physically and mentally challenged, and addresses the pressing needs of our growing elderly population.

Table of Contents

1. Society, Space, and Behavior

2. Decision-Making and Choice Behaviors

3. The Big Picture: Processes of Economic, Technological, and Social Change

4. Urban Patterns and Trends

5. Acquiring Spatial Knowledge

6. Perception, Attitudes, and Risk

7. Spatial Cognition, Cognitive Mapping, and Cognitive Maps

8. Activities in Time and Space

9. Activity Analysis in Travel and Transportation Modeling

10. Consumer Behavior and Retail Center Location

11. Place and Space

12. The Causes and Nature of Migration

13. Residential Mobility and Location Decisions

14. Geography and Special Populations

15. Gendering and the Elderly

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'The text is one I would recommend strongly ... to anyone interested in human geography and it would make a wonderful text from which to teach a course on behavioural geography at any level.' - Journal of Regional Science

"A valuable and useful source book and a must for active researchers, teachers, practitioners, and policy makers...especially helpful is the attention given to the policy perspectives and to computer applications. Remarkably, the book is also emminently readable." Julian Wolpert, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University