Architecture and Psychology

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Architecture and the Environment
Brigette Tarwater
PSY 460
October 4, 2012
Nancy Lees

Architecture and the Environment
Psychology primarily focuses on the behaviors, thoughts, and emotions of organisms. There are many influences that contribute to these aspects of growth and development in a variety of areas. Not only does the concept and theories of nature versus nurture graduate an individual into the person that they will ultimately form into, but social elements, the environment including architectural surroundings, life experiences and many more fundamental characteristics form the foundation of a human.
Research plays an explicit role in the comprehension process to explain the cause and effect of many different scenarios which may surface throughout an individual’s life; the outcome of different supporting roles can potentially support or consequently change the path which an individual may stroll towards throughout that life. The illusion that the comfort of our surroundings or the exhilaration of a new area whether it is a preference as an urban or rural area can cause peace or stress which has been noted in scientists theories and research. There are many different structures that are built in ways to produce peaceful, spiritual, aggressive, zealous, etc. ties causing behaviors to act according to the emotions that are being felt. Architectures design structures in which, the external and internal design, color, pattern, math, and physics, and many other attributes and subtopics contribute to the like and dislike of people’s opinions and the effectiveness that it plays in their lives whether at work or play.
In 1810 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe studied and expressed the impact that colors have on the psychological affect through the sense of vision. The characteristics of colors and the portrayal of different lighting can increase or decrease…...

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