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Power Postures (09-20-10)

As Carney and her colleagues relate, some physical postures are more indicative of power than others:  “Humans and other animals express power through open, expansive postures, and they express powerlessness through closed, contractive postures.” 

Post-Occupancy Evaluation of a Psychiatric Hospital (09-14-10)

While participating in a panel discussion (titled:  Psychiatric Facility Design:  An International Tour) at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo on September 15, Fiona de Vos, PhD, discussed the findings of a post-occupancy evaluation she conducted of an inpatient psychiatric hospital in the Netherlands.