Entries here often discuss the psychological significance of physical possessions.
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire and Yale have determined that people place less monetary value on their possessions if they feel more secure interpersonally (i.e., feel accepted and loved by other people).
Communicating through possessions has been popular since there have been possessions, but some people have always been able to “speak” louder in this way than others.
Ordabayeva and Chandon investigated people’s behavior when distribution of goods is fairly equal.
Brunia and Hartjes-Gosseling conducted a case study at a Dutch government agency to learn about workspace personalization when offices are not assigned to individuals.
Maddux and his colleagues studied cultural differences in the endowment effect (the tendency of owners to value objects more than potential buyers of those objects).
Mastandrea and his colleagues investigated preferences for two different art styles (figurative and abstract) and architectural styles (classic and contemporary).
It’s easy for interior designers to draw people’s attention to the passing of time or to money.
The language you speak influences how you experience the world that surrounds you.
People prefer rounder shapes to more angular ones.