Abeyta, Routledge, and Kaslon’s work indicates how design may be used to counter loneliness, to some extent. The team found that “Loneliness is difficult to overcome, in part because it is associated with negative social cognitions and social motivations. We argue that nostalgia, a positive emotional experience that involves reflecting on cherished memories, is a psychological resource that regulates these maladaptive intrapsychic tendencies associated with loneliness. . . .
Any Designed Environment
Our emotional, cognitive, and physical wellbeing are linked to the light in the space we’re in; w
Neuroscience indicates that our thoughts and behaviors are meaningfully affected by the propertie
Delicate blooms, powerful outcomes
In-sunshine issues identified
Very handy, open access
Another reason place matters
Scores of interesting and important sets of research findings have already been published in 2020
Useful anywhere, anytime
Huang and Sengupta studied how thinking about disease influences decisions made. They investigated “how exposure to disease-related cues influences consumers’ preference for typical (vs. atypical) product options. . . . we predict that disease salience decreases relative preference for typical versus atypical options, because typical products are implicitly associated with many people, misaligning them with the people-avoidance motive triggered by disease cues. . . .