ERIC Number: ED077663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Milieu and Observer Differences in Environmental Associations.
Lowenthal, David; Riel, Marquita
A project undertaken to advance the systematic analysis of public responses, attitudes, opinions, preferences, and values relating to the environment is discussed in this report, the seventh in a series of eight. The reports fall into two general categories: five describe and compare responses to representative milieus in New York, Boston, Cambridge (Massachusetts) and Columbus (Ohio), together with a comparative analysis of the four cities; the remaining analyze the relationships among responses to these milieus and interpret the resulting configurations of environmental traits. This paper explores the distinctive patterns, disclosed by divergent and unique correlations of environmental judgments, found in each of the cities and observer groups. Attribute combinations significant to all cities as well as those which contribute most, and in what ways, to differentiate cities are described. Since cities differ from one another not only in the ways their environments are judged, in some respects similar, in other's quite divergent, this dualism is also true of environmental configurations in the minds of urban observers. However, the linkages of environmental association that characterize types of observer groups are less numerous, less statistically significant, and less structurally consistent than those that differentiate urban milieus. Related documents are SE 015 658 - SE 015 665. (BL)
Descriptors: Association (Psychology), Attitudes, Behavioral Sciences, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Eidetic Imagery, Environment, Perception, Responses, Semantic Differential, Urban Areas, Values
American Geographical Society, Broadway at 156th Street, New York, New York 10032 ($2.50 each or $12.50 for the set of 8)
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Authoring Institution: American Geographical Society, New York, NY.
Note: Publications in Environmental Perception No. 7