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ERIC Number: EJ788977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-7
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Dorm Therapy
Fogg, Piper
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n26 pB24 Mar 2008
For colleges eager to attract the best students, the quality of student housing is a key selling point. That shouldn't mean putting a Jacuzzi in every dorm, warns Susan Painter, a design psychologist. Painter, who holds a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology, uses her knowledge of human behavior to advise colleges on building design. Give students too many amenities, she says, and they'll hole up in their rooms instead of participating in campus life. A senior planner at AC Martin Partners, a Los Angeles architecture firm, and a principal at her own design-psychology practice, Painter talked with The Chronicle Review about how colleges can make smart design decisions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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