Marzoli, Custodero, and Pagliara have identified an important reason to use shades, etc., to cut indoor glare produced by sunlight.
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Lighting levels influence our thought processes.
Effective floor plans share certain features.
Reminders of the passage of time cause us to think differently.
The designed and social environments (and the relationships between them) that effect mental and physical wellbeing in neighborhoods and among neighbors are carefully explored by Brower.
Culture influences effect of expansive postures on perceptions of power.
Urban planners are regularly charged with creating “communities where a diverse group of residents not only live close to one other but also interact freely – in other words, neighborhoods that are both integrated and socially cohesive.”
Adding pleasant scents to environments may not always be a good idea.
When we are exposed to cues that make us think about being warm, we’re more apt to behave impulsively, whether we actually feel warm or not.
Chae and Zhu studied the psychological implications of being in disorganized or cluttered places.