Originally published in 1969, Behavioral Problems in Geography unpacks and identifies elements of behavioral models and theories. The book seeks to examine their specific effects on spatial activity and to operationalize some of the concepts previously used in a subjective and descriptive manner. All papers, are united by a common concern for the building of geographic theory regarding human behavior. Contributions in the volume vary a great deal in their emphasis ranging from philosophy and review, to theorizing and operationalization. Each paper recognizes the importance of examining the behavioural basis of spatial activity. This book will appeal to scholars of geography and psychology alike.
1. Editorial Introduction: Behavioral Models in Geography, Kevin R. Cox and Reginald G. Golledge
2. Inference Problems in Locational Analysis, Gunnar Olsen
3. Conceptual and Measurement Problems in the Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Location Theory, David Harvey
4. The Transition to Interdependence in Locational Decisions, Julian Wolpert and Ralph Ginsberg
5. A "Friends-and-Neighbours" Voting Model as a Spatial Interactional Model for Electoral Geography, David R. Reynolds
6. The Geographical Relevance of Some Learning Theories, Reginald G. Golledge
7. The Genesis of Acquaintance Field Spatial Structures: A Conceptual Model and Empirical Tests, Kevin R. Cox
8. On the Implementation of Place Utility and Related Concepts: The Intra-Urban Migration Case, Lawrence A. Brown and David Longbrake
9. The Scaling of Locational Preferences, Gerard Rushton
10. The Measurement of Mental Maps: An Experimental Model for Studying Conceptual Spaces, David Stea
11. Problems in Modelling Interaction: The Case of Hospital Care, Richard L. Morrill and Robert Earickson
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