Research lead by Paksarian and Merikangas, and published in JAMA Psychiatry, confirms that nighttime light can have undesirable consequences.
Improve Mood/Increase Feelings of Wellbeing
Vert lead a team whose work confirms the psychological value of being near water.
Abeyta, Routledge, and Kaslon’s work indicates how design may be used to counter loneliness, to some extent.
Researchers investigated how green spaces (public parks) influence the wellbeing of city-dwellers; findings are published in the Journal of Public Space.
Positive, relaxing, distracting scenes
Song and Gao investigated how wellbeing is influenced by telework; their findings will interest people developing and managing workplaces.
Sando and Sandseter evaluated how the design of outdoor spaces at early childhood education and care (ECEC) institutions influences children’s (3-4 year old’s) wellbeing (feeling at ease and self-confident, for example) and health (via physical activity).
Researchers have determined that at-work email interruptions degrade emotional state; it is reasonable to extend their findings to other disruptions experienced.
Research by Ambrose and colleagues confirms the psychological benefits of gardening and supports the allocation of space to it.