The shaping of us : how everyday spaces structure our lives, behavior, and well-being / Lily Bernheimer.

"The spaces we inhabit– from homes and workspaces to city streets―mediate community, creativity, and our very identity. Using insights from environmental psychology, design, and architecture, The Shaping of Us shows how the built and natural worlds subtly influence our behavior, health, and per...

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Main Author: Bernheimer, Lily (Author)
Format: Book
Published: San Antonio, Texas : Trinity University Press, [2019]
Table of Contents:
  • The Woonerf, the Stoplight, and the Roundabout: The Laweiplein paradox and the petrified wood principle
  • The Defeat of the Ninja-Proof Seat: The Hawthorne effect, personal space bubbles, and the open-plan office
  • Why We Dream about Houses and Cry about Wind Farms: NIMBYism, the high-rise, and the housing crisis
  • A Truman Show for Dementia Patients: Savannahs, snakes, and the mystery novel model
  • The Tale of Midwest and Yoredale: LEGO(s), frontier psychology, and 'acting basketball game'
  • The Ruin Porn Phenomenon: Detroit, fractal aesthetics, and The Timeless Way of Building
  • The Big Fix: From lab rats and rational choices to resilent cities
  • The Shape of Things to Come: Half a house, WikiHouse, and the IKEA effect.

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