عنوان مقاله [English]
As modern architecture movement began to decline and criticisms were levelled at the incompleteness of human model used by the designers of the movement, environmental psychology was established as a major. Afterwards, through developing the related studies and increasing the use of the term environment by researchers of different scientific areas, it became difficult to realize the meaning of environment. In the literature of environmental psychology different models and classifications have been made of environment and its components. Having analyzed these models and having developed Rapport’s definition of environment, present study suggests a framework for understanding the nature of environment and its components. According to this framework, environment is a set of relationships between objects with objects, objects with human, and human with human. Based on this, environment has three components: natural environment, human-made environment, human-interaction environment.