The longer something has been around, the more positive our evaluation of it.
Everyday expressions link psychological depression with the color gray.
People dislike being unoccupied, and clever designers may be able to reduce idleness in spaces they develop.
pace design matters to non-human species, too.
In a famous experiment about a decade ago, researchers found that half the people asked to pay attention to something that actors in a video were doing failed to notice a person in a gorilla suit who walked between those actors.
Not all languages describe or discuss the physical environment in the same way.
Although multiple studies have shown that people speaking on mobile phones are not very attentive to their physical environments, prior investigations have often been conducted in somewhat unrealistic circumstances.
Porath and her colleagues have investigated situations in which customers see employees interact who are upset with each other, and the ramifications are dire.
Virtual environments have become extremely realistic, which has its pluses and minuses.
A recent series of experiments in mice indicates that the calming environments created for cancer patients may need some livening up.