By interacting with their environments individuals create bonds and links. In the course of this interaction,
anonymous spaces are converted into places endowed with meaning, which serve as objects of attachment. Attachment is
defined as a construct representing mainly the emotional bond to a location, but which includes also cognitions and
meaning, and is related to personality tendencies of the individual. In this study, information processing tendencies of different
aspects of place attachment were investigated. Information processing tendencies were defined in terms of the
Meaning Theory that deals with identifying cognitive processes involved in the performance of diverse acts and were assessed
by means of the Meaning Test. A focus was set on four aspects of place attachment dealing with: preferences for
open or closed spaces, grasping place atmospheres, considering the matching of places to actions, and caring about orientation
in space. These attitudes were assessed by a Likert-type questionnaire. The participants were 36 architecture students.
Associations between place attachment and information processing tendencies were analyzed by t-tests. Results
showed significant and meaningful relations between aspects of place attachment and processing tendencies. Implications
for environmental design are proposed.