Some individuals are more oriented toward the people in their environment and some to things.
The number of obese children in the United States has increased interest in any of their activities that burn calories.
Roenneberg and his colleagues tie discrepancies between circadian rhythms and daily responsibilities to obesity, and these circadian rhythm/daily responsibility disconnects (termed “social jetlag”) can arise through lack of exposure to natural light.
Research continues on factors that increase walking.
Researchers, lead by Christine Hoehner of Washington University in St. Louis have learned that longer car commutes are linked with poorer health on the part of commuters.
New research reiterates the important role physical gestures play in communicating information and reinforces the importance of face-to-face communication, at least until communication technology evolves to the point that gestures can be reliably shared.
Drs. Tali Hatuka and Eran Toch of Tel Aviv University researched how increasing use of smart phones is changing the experience of public spaces.
Patrons in a pizzeria spent significantly more money (20% more) when the air in the restaurant was infused with a lavender scent than when it was not scented with lavender.
New research, conducted by Prof. Zheng Wang and John Tchernev (both from The Ohio State University), sheds new light on why people multi-task – it feels good.
Dutcher investigated whether working on a task at a central location or remotely influences performance.