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Architectures Effects on Human Behavior

*Describe how physical structure affects human behavior.

*Analyze architecture as a means of controlling human behavior.

*Describe the environmental psychological implications of commercial and residential design, including purpose and considerations.

*Analyze the importance of architectural development supporting sustainable development.

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Physical structure affects human behavior, due to the fact that human beings base a great deal of their interactions with the outside world on visual stimuli. Physical structure will have an impact on what an individual sees, their interpretation of the stimuli, and invariably their reactions to the given stimuli.

Architecture can be used as a means of controlling human behavior, due to the fact that the visual stimuli that architecture presents to an individual, usually evokes an emotional response in reference to the individual's interpretation of the visual stimuli received. Research has ...