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.
Room size influences acoustics, and different sounds produce varying emotional responses in human beings.
There is mounting evidence that people with autism perceive the world differently than people without it.
Ann Devlin comprehensively reviews Americans’ relationships with the structures they build in What Americans Build and Why.
In their bestseller, Switch, Chip and Dan Heath profile ways in which place design can be used to mold behavior.