Features like blank street facades literally turn us off, decreasing mental stimulation and bringing on restlessness and stress. Research points to worrying consequences for people who find their city, well, boring.
Sep 22, 2015   Aeon
Few of us are fully immune from the effects of road rage. Psychologists are asking why driving can provoke changes in behavior—and how to avert them.
Mar 15, 2015   Pacific Standard
A psychological experiment finds that warning signs depicting more movement gain more attention, making drivers navigate more carefully.
Mar 9, 2015   The Atlantic
In a column for Fast Forward Weekly, Steven Snell explores the complexities in lessening the domestication of the automobile and its perceived necessity in our day-to-day lives.
Nov 21, 2014   Fast Forward Weekly
Creating a culture of transit in Los Angeles will require more than just expanding the area's train and bus infrastructure. New riders will have to overcome the psychological barriers that prevent many people from ditching their cars.
Dec 3, 2013   KCET
Are you exceedingly agreeable or exceptionally conscientious? If so, there's a good chance you live in Utah or South Carolina. At least that's according to the findings of a 13-year study into American attitudes conducted by a team of researchers.
Oct 23, 2013   Time
I have a dream to become rich and famous. How will I do it? Easy. I will capture the world’s immeasurable demand for salmon marmalade. I believe people are willing to pay in excess of $10 a jar and I shall sell thousands upon thousands of these jars while making millions upon millions. Blog Post
May 17, 2013   By Norman Wright
Our profession is one of the few that is centered on a universal act: making plans. Which is to say that everyone makes plans. Conversely, not everyone dry cleans their own laundry or analyzes commodity markets. Indeed, to plan is human. You and I just happen to do it for a living. Blog Post
May 2, 2013   By Norman Wright
The physical benefits of cycling are well known, but researchers are just beginning to understand how riding a bike benefits our brains, writes Simon Usborne.
Dec 22, 2012   The Independent
Richey Piiparinen argues that Americans don't necessarily want sprawl, but they are driven by unconscious motives, fears and hopes that haven't been properly dealt with yet.
May 6, 2011