Explaining Synomorphy in Behavioral Settings Based on Lifestyle in Native Rural Homes Based on a Reading of Regional Narrative Literature (Case Study: Khondasht Story by Nasser Vahdati)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran.


The concept of behavioral settings, which is a branch of environmental psychology, means a stable behavioral pattern in place resulting from the interaction of the environment and human beings. There is entanglement between all components of the behavioral settings (body and behavioral patterns). This feature is called synomorphism. The present article examines the synomorphy components by reading the story of Khondasht written by Nasser Vahdati in the field of  Regional Novels as documents that contain a lot of information about lifestyle, climate, architecture, etc., and seeks to answer the following two questions: 1. Which synomorphy components have the greatest impact on the formation of behavioral settings in Native homes? 2. How do these factors affect components of behavioral settings? The research method is applied in terms of purpose and descriptive-analytical in terms of data collection. The descriptive part is based on the documentary method and the case study. The analytical part is based on the method of integrated content analysis (quantitative and qualitative). The results of the study indicate that based on the case study, the learned reactions and the appearance of the environment are the most important synomorphy factors in the formation of behavioral settings in the native home of the case study. 


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