This collection of papers, originally published in 1981, reviews and evaluates past and possible future advances in a field of central importance to human geography: behavioral geography. The book includes critical studies which show how the approach has contributed substantially to work within four areas of amjor application in behavioral geography: urban travel behavior, environmental cognition, residential mobility and spatial diffusion. The final section of the book focuses on the shortcomings of the behavioral approach and considers the alternative modes of analysis available.
Part 1 1. Inference Problems in Locational Analysis Gunnar Olsson 2. Conceptual and Measurement Problems in the Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Location Theory David Harvey 3. The Geographical Relevance of some Learning Theories Reginald G. Golledge 4. The Scaling of Locational Preferences Gerard Rushton Part 2 5. Cognitive Mapping: A Thematic Analysis Roger M. Downs 6. Behavioral Approaches to the Geographic Study of Innovation Diffusion: Problems and Prospects Marilyn A. Brown 7. Cognitive Behavioral Geography and Repetitive Travel John S. Pipkin 8. Residential Mobility and Behavioral Geography: Parallelism or Independence? W. A. V. Clark Part 3 9. Behavioral Geography and the Philosophies of Meaning David Ley 10. Of Paths and Projects: Individiual Behavior and Its Societal Context Allan Pred 11. Bourgeois Thought and the Behavioral Geography Debate Kevin R. Cox