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The key issue in the design of today’s living spaces is the cognitive and socio psychological vacuum toward individual and social needs of today's human. Place attachment as a quality of urban space has a kind of product-oriented output and requires careful attention to the stages and process of place attachment. The process of place attachment, as a three-dimensional concept (the person, place, and process), encompasses a wide range of the area of studies. In the analysis of this process, familiarity with cognitive structures and novel research methods in the field of cognitive psychology, provide designers with powerful and valuable information.

The main aim of this study is to investigate the role of cognitive psychology approach in the product-oriented study of place attachment. With this presumption that the product-oriented study of place attachment can be realized by a cognitive approach, the research tries to address the issue that "how does the product-oriented model is realized in place attachment with an approach of cognitive psychology?".  The findings of this study suggest that the most influential criterion on the attachment of residents, is their evaluation of the affect factor. Behavior is the second most important factor in evaluation of attachment to the place exhibited by neighborhood residents. Third factor identified is cognition in terms of process dimensions. The accomplishment of this research is the introduction of criteria affecting the promotion of affective, cognitive, and behavioral dimensions of the place attachment process, while the degree of effectiveness and importance of each factor is also investigated.

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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Urban Design
Received: 2016/01/25 | Accepted: 2017/04/16 | Published: 2017/06/20