Urbani izziv Volume 10, No. 1, June 1999
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The urban environment, its hazards and human behaviour
The physical environment is only a tool, a medium or a place enabling human interrelations to develop. This is perhaps the most evident in cases of dangers people confront within an environment. Everything from disasters and minor incidents to vandalism and crime is reflected in human behaviour, from satisfying our basic needs all the way to discerning the sense of reality. The article presents an array of reflections from accidents and dangers in an urban environment that can hurt the largest number of people, to less dangerous, but unpleasant acts for an individual.
accident, behaviour, city crime, environmental psychology, security sports