Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze one’s own emotional and cognitive reactions to a case study.
  2. Summarize four categories of theories about the relationship between the physical environment and human behavior  (stimulation, control, behavior settings, and ecocritical).
  3. Give examples of the benefits and cost of time spent in the natural environment.
  4. Give examples of the impact of the built environment on human behavior.
  5. Recognize the role of place attachment in human behavior.
  6. Suggest policy options for the social problem of homelessness.
  7. Demonstrate an ability to evaluate specific built environments for their accessibility for people with disabilities.
  8. Apply knowledge of the relationship between the physical environment and human behavior to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.