How is what we see related to how ethically we behave?
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Poon and his teammates have determined that nature images can be used to combat aggression; their findings can be applied in a range of spaces where aggressive activities might be anticipated.
Not all views produce the same effects
Seeing eyes alters thoughts and behaviors
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.