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Taghi Pirbabaei M, Gharehbaglou M, Alinam Z. Place Attachment Process in Urban Studies: A Cognitive Psychology Approach. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2015; 17 (1) :46-59
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1- Associate Professor, PhD in Urban Design, Architecture & Urbanism Faculty, Tabriz Islamic Art University
2- Assistant Professor, PhD in Architecture, Architecture & Urbanism Faculty, Tabriz Islamic Art University
3- Architecture & Urbanism Faculty, Tabriz Islamic Art University,
Abstract:   (3618 Views)
Introduction: Place attachment is one of the most important and effective meanings in human-environment communication which has attracted many designers. Place attachment has been studied as a multi-dimensional concept with its personal, psychological processes and spatial dimensions. Many studies on place attachment are conducted by the experts in various fields of designing, psychology, environmental psychology, sociology and communication which have investigated the environmental and humanistic dimensions of this concept. The aim of this study is to investigate place attachment process in urban studies through a cognitive psychology approach.
Method: This logical reasoning study used the content analysis in two fields of cognitive psychology and place attachment.
Results: The place attachment process possesses emotional, behavioral and cognitive elements. The cognitive process in cognitive psychology includes three stages of receiving, storage and retrieval of environmental information. The components of attention, conceptualization, mental imagery, cognitive map and association are introduced in this process. According to research core logic, research methods of cognitive psychology are based on interpretation, prediction and causal attribution.
Conclusion: Results indicated that cognitive psychology as a scientific approach can be effective in the field of epistemology by defining the cognitive process in theoretical framework of place attachment and it can also be effective in the field of methodology by offering the research methods in the study of place attachment. The above approaches would potentially provide more comprehensive and deep views about the concept of place attachment.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/12/14 | Accepted: 2015/02/17 | Published: 2015/03/21

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