Geografie 1990, 95, 298-307

The Place of Behavioral Geography in the Structure of the Geographical Investigation

Dušan Drbohlav

Geografický ústav ČSAV, Na slupi 14, 128 00 Praha 2, Czechia

The paper treats of the problems of behavioral geography. Its characteristic is discussed from the viewpoint of its inner discontinuity, a wide extent of contents, and a multidisciplinary conception. A brief characteristic is included of the philosophical-methodical basis of behavioral geography, its development, applied methods, most prominent representatives and local spheres, e. g. the problem of mental maps, "natural hazard", and "time-space geography". In conclusion the possibilities of application of this procedure in the solution of concrete social problems are discussed.