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Contemporary Design Philosophies: Hygge, Wabi-sabi, and Feng Shui as a Means to Address Anxiety

Abstract A home holds so much more meaning and power than the physical structure of a house. As much as our personal space serves as an extension of ourselves, it also affects us. Furthermore, whichever state a home environment is in has a major impact on psychological well-being. This thesis is an investigation of the idea of home design as a means of addressing psychological anxiety through the point of view of a college student. The information is divided into three chapters; which are Overview of Relevant Scholarly Literature, Design Philosophies, and Personal Experience. Within the scholarly literature, well-being and anxiety are two trends in the studies of environmental psychology, positive psychology, and the humanities. There is still limit... (more)
Created Date 2018-05
Contributor Demaagd, Brittni Nicole (Author) / Gruber, Diane (Thesis Director) / Ramsey, Ramsey Eric (Committee Member) / School of Social and Behavioral Sciences / School of Sustainability / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Psychology / Environmental Psychology / Interior Design / Domestic Spaces
Series Academic Year 2017-2018
Type Text
Extent 46 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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