New research indicates that possessing certain branded objects directly influences our perceptions of ourselves.
Cognitive performance, and particularly memory, is improved when people are walking, and more specifically, when they are walking at their own pace.
Ford and his colleagues build on earlier research detailing how emotional state helps determine how people view their environment, literally.
Susan Rodiek and her colleagues have developed an extraordinarily valuable tool for people creating outdoor spaces for the elderly.
Slepian and his colleagues have identified another way in which signals from the physical environment influence human behavior.
Researchers have known for some time that familiar objects and places are generally preferred to unfamiliar ones, possibly because they indicate safety.
Human beings mimic each others’ behaviors – many comedy skits owe their success to this fact.
Manning and his colleagues investigated “design features that satisfy or dissatisfy worshippers who attend Mass at a traditionally designed Catholic church and a modern Catholic church design.”
Members of Generation Y are widely assumed to be better at multi-tasking than people who are older than they are.
Ayoko and colleagues have reviewed the scientific literature on human territoriality, workplace design, and conflict management (among other topics) to understand stress stemming from territorial behavior in open plan offices and to develop suggestions for reducing that stress.