When people feel attached to their neighborhood, they have an “emotional connection to [its] physical and social environments.”
Previous studies have shown that school building quality (e.g., condition of heating system and walls) is related to student achievement – students do not do as well in poor quality schools.
Researchers at Notre Dame have assessed how motivated employees are at organizations working for the public good and found that they have more passion for their work and find more meaning in it than people employed at other organizations.
David Fell’s dissertation project investigated the psychological influence of wood in interior spaces.
Horwitz-Bennett has assessed healthcare design across countries.
Regular readers of this column have seen articles about the ways personality influences how people interact with the spaces and objects that surround them.
Brown and Cole completed post-occupancy analyses of two Canadian buildings (one green, one conventionally designed) to learn more about occupant comfort in buildings and comfort related behaviors.
Carlson and her colleagues reviewed current research on how people find their way through buildings and use navigating through the new Seattle Central Library as a case study to illustrate important wayfinding principles.
Even being exposed to dim light during the night can increase rates of weight gain.
Ball thoroughly explores the mechanisms through which music influences our lives.