Work environments

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TypeBook Chapter
Book titleThe Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology
Pages248275; # of pages: 28
Subjectindoor environment; personal space; satisfaction; thermal comfort; environmental stress
AbstractWork environment research is a vibrant area not only within environmental psychology, but also in a broad range of building sciences concerned with making buildings work for their inhabitants. Understanding how work environments affect comfort, satisfaction, performance, and health comes through the study of such processes as privacy, attention, stress, affect and cognition and builds upon the foundation of previous decades. Conversely, the study of workplace behaviors as they affect the environment is co imperatively new, with pressing societal questions needing answers. Psychologists together with professionals from field such as engineering, physics, architecture and ergonomics have combined roles to play in adding to human knowledge and to design, construct, operate and inhabit spaces that support the work we do today while sustaining Earth for the future.
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AffiliationConstruction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRCC 54513
NPARC number21242582
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