280.A06 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.

2024S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

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

Practical project 2024: Angebot und subjektive Wohnortwahl

Submission Date: 10.05.2024



Course dates

Thu10:00 - 15:0025.04.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Lecture
Fri10:00 - 15:0026.04.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Lecture
Thu11:00 - 15:0016.05.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Presentation
Fri10:00 - 13:0017.05.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Presentation with guests, final meeting
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Attendance (block event) and project collaboration

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.02.2024 08:00 31.03.2024 23:59 14.04.2024 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
TRS Transferable Skills Not specified


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