Contemporary physical workspaces: A review of current research, trends, and implications for future environmental psychology inquiry

April J. Spivack*, David A. Askay, Steven G. Rogelberg

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Abstract

This article presents a current review of the environmental psychology literature as it pertains to physical work environments. In addition to reviewing past literature, this article points out contemporary trends affecting workspaces, such as the trend toward distributed and/or remote work, the migration towards more digitized work environments, the need for more flexible office spaces, the push towards "greener" and more environmentally friendly buildings (such as those that meet LEED certification), and the importance of increased rates of innovation at work. The article then discusses how these trends may affect the relevance of past research in this area. As relevant, research from related fields (e.g., architecture) will be incorporated to promote interdisciplinary insights and integration. The chapter will conclude with a general discussion of how environmental psychology can best position itself as a discipline given work trends/changes and lay out research questions for future inquiry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Psychology : New Developments
Number of pages26
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc
Publication date2010
Pages37-62
ISBN (Print)9781608769117
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

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