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Investigators from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Canter have found that children at daycare centers are less likely to play outdoors if there is mulch near the playground.
Children living in areas with more trees are less likely to have asthma than children living in areas with fewer trees.
Ariely discusses the sorts of relative comparisons humans use while making choices in his new book, Predictably Irrational.
Until approximately the age of 8, children do not integrate the information that they receive through their eyes and their sense of touch.
Keinonen and his colleagues have developed a design process model that is effective at “optimizing the efficiency of user studies . . . focusing on project specific relevant information . . . ensuring the profound creativity of collaboration.”
Researchers Narayan Sastry of the University of Michigan and Mark VanLaningham from Tulane found that “New Orleans residents who lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina were over five times more likely than those who did not to experience serious psychological distress a year after the disaster.”
Objects have symbolic meanings - and social scientists have been talking about objects and their meanings for a long time.
Jonah Berger, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Grainne Fitzsimmons, from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, have recently completed a study detailing some of the subtle influences that store design can have on product choice.
Reducing the amount of advertising and signage along highways would improve driving safety, according to a paper presented by Oliver Clark and Simon Davies of the University of Hull at the 2008 meeting of the British Psychological Society.
Kate Bonsall, of the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield, presented a paper at the recent annual meeting of the Division of Occupational Psychology of the British Psychological Society that cast doubt on the value of hot desking.