Researchers at The Ohio State University investigated the psychological repercussions of being exposed to dim light (5 lux) for 8 hours each day and normal daylight (150 lux) during the other 16.
Research by Marc Berman, a post-doctoral fellow at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute in Toronto and colleagues has linked walking in natural settings and improved memory function in people with major depression.
Frankel and Bar-Haim, who are associated with Tel Aviv University, learned that the sensory systems of anxious people are not hyper-vigilant as previously believed, but instead not as alert as those in the non-anxious.
Nanda (American Art Resources) and colleagues Eisen (Texas Christian University) and Owen (East Alabama Medical Center) have investigated the relationship between art viewed by psychiatric patents and their medication use.
Depressed, schizophrenic, and autistic people experience the world in particular ways.
Everyday expressions link psychological depression with the color gray.
The general therapeutic value of visual art is well documented in the scientific literature and in earlier entries of this blog.
What do people associate with red and green? Are color choices different between healthy and depressed people?
Ecotherapy is a form of clinical psychology that focuses on “circles of mutual healing between the human mind and the natural world from which it evolved. "
Designers have recognized the significant influences of national culture on place/object experience, and have begun to focus on customizing place/object offerings accordingly.