Edward Sadalla

Emeritus Professor


Professor, Department of Psychology (Social), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Ph.D., Stanford University, 1969

Research Interests

Research on the residential environment, processes involved in the cognition of physical and social environments, and psychological consequences of urbanization.


  • Sadalla, Edward K (Author) . The psychology of hazards. Bunkers, Pits & Other Hazards: A Guide to the Design, Maintenance and Preservation of Golf's Essential Elements (2006).
  • Sadalla, Edward K. The U.S.- Mexican Border Environment: Dynamics of Human Environment Interactions. (2005).
  • A Nelson, B Bolin, E Hackett, D Pijawka, Edward Sadalla, D Sicotte, E Matranga. The Ecology of Risk in a Sunbelt City: A Multi-Hazard Analysis. Environment and Planning (2002).
  • . . Routing the golf course: The art and science of the golf journey (2002).
  • B Bolin, E Matranga, E Hackett, Edward Sadalla, D Pijawka, D Brewer, D Sicotte. Environmental Equity in a sun belt city: the spatial distribution of toxic hazards in Phoenix, Arizona. Environmental Hazards (2000).

Research Activity


  • Guhathakurta, S, Sadalla, Edward. Assessment of objective and perceptual quality of life indicators in Mexicali-Calexico: Towards a longitudinal database for the U.S-Mexico border region. Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy Annual Convention (Dec 2006).
  • Sadalla, Edward, Ledlow, S. Psychological Obstacles to Sustainable Environments. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (Oct 2006).
  • Guhathakurta, S, Sadalla, Edward, Pijawka, D, Collins, K. Monitoring Quality of Life in the U.S. Mexico Border Region: the Border Observatory Project. Western Social Science Association Annual conference (Apr 2006).
  • Collins, K, Garcia, J, Guthathakurta, S, Pijawka, D, Sadalla, Edward. Objective and subjective indicators of quality of life in the Calexico Mexicali communities. Association for Borderlands Studies Annual Conference (Apr 2006).
  • Guhathakurta, S, Pijawka, D, Sadalla, Edward, Collins, K, Ganster, P. The border observatory: The idea, concepts, and methodological frameworkfor longitudinal assessment of quality of life in U.S. Mexico border region. Western Social Science Association annual conference (Apr 2006).
  • Sadalla, Edward. Integrated Assessment of Human Environmental Systems in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Western Social Science Association


  • Environment and Behavior, Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Environmental Psychology, Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Salvation Army, Consultant (2006 - Present)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Consultant (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology, Reviewer (2003 - Present)
  • Memory and Cognition, Reviewer (2003 - 2004)
  • ADEQ committee on air quality in the Phoenix metropolitan region, Consultant (2003)
  • Adoption, Education and Counseling Center, Consultant (2003)
  • IGERT Grant to Center for Environmental Studies, Senior Project Personnel (2003)
  • Psychological Bulletin, Reviewer (2003)
  • Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy, (2000 - 2000)