Seeing eyes alters thoughts and behaviors
Follow Behavioral Norms
Communicating with each other and spending time together defines us as a sociable species, distinct from the myriad others that surround us. Design can make it more likely that we socialize in ways that increase our mental and physical wellbeing.
Research presented at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual conference by Patricia Hasbach provides compelling evidence of the benefits of viewing nature videos.
Younan and team linked neighborhood greenspace to less aggressive behavior by adolescents living nearby.
DeCelles and Norton link unequal conditions and antisocial behavior.
Luxury and helpfulness seem incompatible
Work by Welsh and team indicates the value of designing coffee corners into many types of spaces.
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Wang, Zhu, and Handy report that textures we touch influence how empathetic we are.
Scientists have learned that distance between workers’ work areas influences the likelihood that unethical behavior will “trickle-down” through an organization, from higher-level managers to other employees.