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date: 06 December 2019

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Work 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 comparatively new, with pressing societal questions needing answers. Psychologists together with professionals from fields 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.

Keywords: indoor environment, personal space, satisfaction, thermal comfort, environmental stress, control, positive affect, sustainability, green buildings, workplace

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