ERIC Number: ED033540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
Needed Research on the Effect of Buildings on Human Behavior.
Building Research is urged to expand into areas concerned with human behavior, and a need for information on how people react physically and mentally, and how they perform their various tasks in environment created for them by the design professions, is cited. A research project at the University of Michigan is described, aimed at measuring the effects of all aspects of the environment on the learning process. Environment is considered in terms of--(1) atmosphere, (2) light, (3) sound, (4) spatial arrangement, and (5) social groupings. Human behavior is considered in terms of--(1) physiology and anatomy, (2) perception, (3) mental reactions, (4) performance, and (5) learning. (RH)
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Anatomy, Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Science Research, Biology, Building Design, Design Requirements, Environmental Research, Environmental Standards, Group Behavior, Human Body, Learning Activities, Lighting, Perception, Perceptual Motor Learning, Performance, Physical Environment, Physiology, Spatial Relationship
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at a conference of the Building Research Institute, Division of Engineering and Industrial Research (Washington, D.C., Fall 1960)