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For people to derive the most psychological benefit from their summer vacation, vacation time needs to be spent outdoors.
The size of individual rooms in single resident occupancy (SRO) buildings (also known as SRO hotels) is not as significant an influence on resident satisfaction as the design of resident rooms and their proximity to small, shared kitchens and secure bathrooms.
Archival data collected over 8 concurrent semesters reveals clear patterns between cost of vandalism per student resident and particular dormitory features.
People walk faster in spaces that are corridor-formed than those that are square formed.
Men and women “driving” a car in a simulator while smelling lemon exhibited significantly better braking performance than comparable individuals who did not smell lemon.
People who are depressed get lost more easily than people who are not depressed, which has repercussions for the design of signage in mental health facilities.
Watching a nature video on a larger screen is more calming than watching the same video on a smaller screen.
Smelling rosemary enhances prospective memory.
Processing pitch in music is related to processing spatial information and problems with one task can be linked to problems with the other.
When people are asked to respond to survey questions about a place, their responses are positively biased; they will judge the particular place being evaluated as superior to other places of the same type.