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  Environmental determinism:

In environmental psychology, those everyday, external aspects of living, such as good or bad housing, which make the occurrence of a certain behaviour more likely.

Environmental grammar:

The terms of reference acquired by an individual in relation to the spaces and settings around them, from which they develop the appropriate expectancies and hence, the corresponding search strategies.

Environmental programming:

In the design of buildings, the systematic collection of data on user-needs in order to understand better their collective needs.


The study of how diseases spread, the effect that they have on the environment and how they are controlled.

Episodic memory:

A proposed memory system which contains a record of personal events.


The study of the relationship between the individual worker and the demands of their job and their working environment, paying particular attention to the efficiency with which their work is performed.

Evolutionary stable strategies:

(ESS) in sociobiology, a strategy for species preservation, in the form of an adaptive behaviour, which can resist invasion by other strategies.

Expectancyvalue model:

In the explanation of social attitudes, a model devised as a uni-dimensional, or one-component, view of attitudes which provides a useful basis for understanding why different people hold different attitudes towards the same entity.

False consensus effect:

In the study of the attribution process, the tendency to use our own attitudes and behaviour as the basis for deciding consensus for that behaviour, by overestimating the number of people who share our beliefs and habits.


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