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As thermometer readings decrease, blood pressure readings increase.
Professors Jules Pretty, Jo Barton, and Rachel Hine of the University of Essex have used nature and wilderness experiences as a catalyst for change among young offenders in Essex.
Plants help patients feel better, literally.
Zeisel has extensively researched the social and physical environments in which Alzheimer’s patients should live.
Keizer and his colleagues have probed the Broken Window phenomena: when people see signs of petty neighborhood neglect, such as litter and graffiti, they are more likely to engage in similar violations of social norms.
The psychologically restorative effects of nature have been extolled for some time, by Stephen and Rachel Kaplan, among others.
Henderson and Song present additional evidence that nearby open space is desirable.
US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED points can be awarded for the creation of “healthful, comfortable, and productive workplaces,” i.e., those that are ergonomically strong.
Research by Chen has shown that viewing (but not owning) visual art can be as beneficial to some people as owning art is to others.
Men have better visual-spatial skills than women.