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.

chapter |13 pages

Editorial Introduction: Behavioral Models in Geography

ByKevin R. Cox, Reginald G. Golledge

chapter |21 pages

Inference Problems in Locational Analysis

ByGunnar Olsson

chapter |13 pages

The Transition to Interdependence in Locational Decisions

ByJulian Wolpert, Ralph Ginsberg

chapter |45 pages

The Geographical Relevance of Some Learning Theories

ByReginald G. Golledge

chapter |28 pages

On the Implementation of Place Utility and Related Concepts: The Intra-Urban Migration Case 1

ByLawrence A. Brown, David B Longbrake

chapter |31 pages

The Scaling of Locational Preferences*

ByGerard Rushton

chapter |23 pages

Problems in Modelling Interaction: The Case of Hospital Care

ByRichard L. Morrill, Robert J. Earickson