Balcetis’ and Dunning’s work has shown that “the motivation to resolve cognitive dissonance affects the visual perception of physical environments.”
Many people working in offices in the United States and Great Britain, not just those “performing repetitive or routine work,” are bored.
Children from 8-15 in a recent test generally preferred landscape paintings of scenes with prospect, or “an unimpeded opportunity to see” into the distance.
People with particular demographic and personality profiles tend to prefer certain sorts of art.
Presentation context has a significant influence on alternative selection.
The British Council for Offices’ (BCO) report on the performance ramifications of workplace design discusses the value of using design to communicate company beliefs and values to employees, among many other points.
Finnish researchers have found that adolescents use music in seven different ways to control and improve their moods.
Recent research at the Harvard Medical School further defines the benefits of napping.
Individuals communicate information about themselves through their musical selections and listeners accurately use this information to learn about the people playing the music.
A doctoral student at the University of Manchester has identified many features of school buildings that have negative social repercussions.