Lindsay McCunn

Degrees
Ph.D.
Psychology
University of Victoria
2016
MSc.
Psychology
University of Victoria
2011
B.A.
Psychology
University of Victoria
2004
Introduction

I am an environmental psychologist who studies human attitudes and behaviors concerning a variety of built settings. My research has focused on understanding how design changes integrating sustainable materials affect employee satisfaction, perceived productivity, and engagement in offices. I have also investigated the psychological construct of sense of place in urban neighbourhoods by exploring links between its dimensions and those of spatial navigation, place imageability, and organizational commitment. Recently, my work has focused on the quality of staff collaboration in secondary school learning commons settings, as well as on topics concerning participatory urban planning, hospital design, and accessible housing models.

http://faculty.washington.edu/ljmccunn/about-lindsay-mccunn/

Teaching
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Urban Living
  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change (team-taught)
Scholarly Interests

Understanding attitudes and behaviours in relation to sustainable building standards and practices 

Programming, post-occupancy evaluation, and social design principles 

Wayfinding, spatial cognition, and neural mechanisms relating to sense of place 

Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) 

Neighbourhood involvement and organizational commitment in sustainable communities 

Associations between green schools and academic performance 

Design of health care settings, libraries, and public spaces

Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2017

McCunn, L. J. (2017). Surveying teachers’ responses to library design: Lessons from the learning commons model. In SAGE Research Methods Cases: Education. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526402677

2017

McCunn, L. J. (2017). Studying environmental design in acute care settings: Interviews, walkthroughs, and transferability in literature. In SAGE Research Methods Cases: Health. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473981072

2017

Kim, A., McCunn, L. J., & Lew, J. (2017). Successful facility change management practices for retrofit projects: A case study in lighting. Journal of Management in Engineering, 33. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000519#sthash.3u3m15iF.dpuf

2017

McCunn, L. J. (2017). Surveying a special population: Understanding accessible design in the subsidized housing sector. In SAGE Research Methods Cases: Health. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526409225

2016

McCunn, L. J., & Gifford, R. (2016). Choosing between modern and heritage buildings for professional services. International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management, 2, 80-98.

2015

Wener, R., McCunn, L. J., & Senick, J. (2015). Did that plan work? Post-occupancy evaluation. In R. Gifford (Ed.). Research methods for environmental psychology (pp. 249-270). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

2015

Farbstein, J., Wener, R., & McCunn, L. J. (2015). Planning the built environment: Programming. In R. Gifford (Ed.). Research methods for environmental psychology (pp. 221-248). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

2015

Zeisel, J., Gifford, R., Martin, M., & McCunn, L. J. (2015). Researching special populations. In R. Gifford (Ed.). Research methods for environmental psychology (pp. 345-368). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

2015

McCunn, L. J., & Gifford, R. (2015). Teachers’ reactions to learning commons in secondary schools. Journal of Library Administration, 55, 435-458.

2014

McCunn, L. J., & Gifford, R. (2014). Accessibility and aging in place in subsidized housing. Seniors Housing & Care Journal, 22, 18-29.

2013

McCunn, L. J., & Gifford, R. (2013). Environmental Design in Acute Care Settings: A Case Study of a Neurological Rehabilitation Unit. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 7, 102-113.

2013

Gosling, S. D., Gifford, R., & McCunn, L. J. (2013). The selection, creation, and perception of interior spaces: An environmental psychology approach. In Brooker, G, & Weinthal, L. (Eds.), The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design (pp. 278-290). Oxford, UK: Berg.

2012

Gifford, R., & McCunn, L. J. (2012). Behavioral aspects. In A. T. Carswell (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Housing, 2nd ed. (pp. 35-37). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

2012

 

McCunn, L. J., & Gifford, R. (2012). Do green offices affect employee engagement and environmental motivation? Architectural Science Review, 55, 128-134.

2012

Gifford, R., & McCunn, L. J. (2012). Appraisals of built environments and approaches to building design that promote well-being and healthy behaviour. In L. Steg, A. van den Berg, & J. de Groot (Eds.), Environmental psychology: An introduction, 1st ed. (pp. 87-95). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.