Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
versão impressa ISSN 1413-294X
GUNTHER, Hartmut. Mobility and affordance as the core of Person-Environment Studies. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2003, vol.8, n.2, pp. 273-280. ISSN 1413-294X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2003000200009.
Starting with a reflection on the disciplinary, theoretical, methodological and terminological multiplicity, and using the analogy of the multivariate model of the canonical correlation, the use of the label Person-Environment Studies is justified. This is followed by a discussion of four spatial concepts (personal space, territoriality, crowding and privacy) and their relationship to mobility. After some comments about affordance, it is suggested that the mobility-affordance link constitutes the molecular element of the reciprocal person-physical space relationship at the core of the Person-Environment Studies.
Palavras-chave : space; mobility; affordance; person-environment studies; environmental psychology.