How do people manage their environments? What processes are basic to the interactions between people and their environments? These questions are central to almost all areas of psychology but in a more narrow sense are the heart of environmental psychology. Some environmental studies focus on the antecedents of person-environment interactions, others on the effects of the environment on the individual, and others on outcomes. Still others focus on the processes by which people attempt to manipulate their surroundings. This volume, the second in a series, is concerned with one of these processes - control, actual and perceived, that individuals exercise over their environment.

chapter |22 pages

Perceived Control: A Review and Evaluation of Therapeutic Implications

ByRobert J. Gatchel

chapter |26 pages

Environmental Stress and the Type A Response

ByDavid C. Glass, Charles S. Carver

chapter |26 pages

Destruction and Perceived Control

ByVernon L. Allen, David B. Greenberger

chapter |20 pages

Judgment of Contingency: Errors and Their Implications 1

ByLyn Y. Abramson, Lauren B. Alloy

chapter |18 pages

Intrinsic Motivation for Control: Fact or Fiction

ByJudith Rodin, Karen Rennert, Susan K. Solomon

chapter |34 pages

Depression Maintenance and Interpersonal Control

ByDan Coates, Camille B. Wortman