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Engaging Through Environmental Psychology (5 cr)

Code: HY00BU49-3003

General information


28.11.2022 - 04.12.2022


24.01.2023 - 22.03.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual proportion

5 op

RDI proportion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Korkeakouluyksikkö D, Tikkurila, liko


Laurea Virtual Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


40 - 50

Degree programmes

  • Complementary competence, master’s studies in English (CYJ2), Generic studies
  • Complementary competence, Master’s studies (TYJ), Generic Studies


  • Kaisa Airo

Teacher in charge

Kaisa Airo

Scheduling groups

  • Avoin AMK (Size: 50. Open UAS: 50.)


  • CYJ23KJ
    Complementary competence (master’s studies in English), K23, Generic studies
  • TYJ23KJ
    Täydentävä osaaminen (yamk-tutkinto), K23, yhteiset opinnot

Small groups

  • Avoin AMK


Student is able to:
- Analyse locations and spaces from the perspective of environmental psychology
- Apply means of nudging through spatial planning
- Apply the principals of environmental psychology in spatial planning
- Design socially, economically and ecologically sustainable facilities

Teaching methods

The study-unit is conducted in online international environment, but students will observe physical spaces in their own location.

Co-operation with working life and/or RDI

The students will work in EU-project "Kokemusten talo" - House of experiences. Their development task is to evaluate experience spaces based on environmental psychology. They will find ways to improve the usability of certain space-category and identify factors of spatial engagement.

Forms of internationality

The study unit is conducted completely online and in international environment.

Content and scheduling

The course will introduce the student to individual experience of space. It will cover topics such as development psychology, multisensory experience, culture and history of spaces, socio -architectual development, and validation of city scape. The course will look at the interaction between people and natural/built environment. In addition it will highlight the means to support user experience and behavior in built environment.

During the first lecture we will look at different ways of defining experience
Second phase will look at the multifaced history of environmental psychology
And the las phase will concentrate to student presentations.

Grading scale