280.243 Applied Environmental Psychology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VU, 2.0h, 4.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to use and apply basic knowledge of social sciences within interdisciplinary projects, based on the direct cooperation with social scientists.

Subject of course

The psychological competence of modern spatial planners is one of the indispensable social skills. The elective course does not see itself as a psychology crash course, but rather prepares essential chapters and application knowledge of spatially related applied psychology (environmental psychology) in a suitable form for planning purposes and guides its use in the form of an accompanied project study (preferably with a current task).

The course starts with a lecture part in which phenomena and methods of environmental psychology relevant to spatial planning practice (such as personal space, territory, privacy, crowding, environmental aesthetics and user evaluation by reference, P.O.E.) are briefly presented, the participants also receive information on the different perceptions of experts/laymen and on how to convey projects to planning laymen. This knowledge will then be operationalised as an exercise in a practical project, e.g. a psychological inhabitant evaluation or a user needs analysis, based on a division of labour with the participation of external interested parties.

Teaching methods

Lecture part and exercise in a practical project, e.g. a psychological resident evaluation or a user needs analysis

Mode of examination


Additional information

Topic of the semester Project: What enhances a local centre?

The knowledge acquired in the lecture part is then applied in a practical project, in this case the support of a design exercise (APRES*SHOP Design UE 253.E53 at a.o.Univ.Prof.Dr.B.Martens) of concepts for upgrading a local centre.

Änderungen in der LVA aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie  (Stand 16.03.2020):

Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation kann der erste Block der Lehrveranstaltung am 2./3.4.2020 nicht wie geplant abgehalten werden. 
Im TISS wurde bei den Unterlagen ein Skriptum mit dem Vorlesungsstoff zum Selbststudium hochgeladen, weiters eine Information zum Ablauf des Übungsteils. 

Änderungen in der LVA aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie  (Stand 08.04.2020):

Die im Praxisprojekt geplante Straßen- und Besuchsumfrage wird in eine Telefonumfrage umgewandelt.
Nähere Instruktionen zum Projektablauf bei den Unterlagen.

Abgabe der Ergebnisse bis 11. Mai 2020 



Course dates

Thu11:00 - 13:0002.04.2020 die Zugangsdaten wurden an alle angemeldeten Studierenden über die News verschickt bzw. sind bei den Unterlagen abrufbarZoom-Meeting
Fri08:29 - 19:0003.04.2020 Field Trip
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Attendance (block event) and project collaboration

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
17.02.2020 00:00 15.03.2020 23:59 25.03.2020 23:59



Das Skriptum zur Lehrveranstaltung wird allen angemeldeten Studierenden im TISS als Download zur Verfügung gestellt.

Accompanying courses


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