Annotated Bibliography Entry 6: “The Psychology of Interior Design”

Entry 6
“The Psychology of Interior Design | The Dirt.” N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2016.

In this article, of the magazine “The Dirt,” interior design is examined and the affects it can have on humans.  In Hong Kong and other wealthy sectors of China, citizens spend considerable amounts of dollars for their homes to be evaluated.  The interior energy and layout is very important to how they feel about their place of residence.  Part of the reason why the dynamic of interior design is so significant is because of the differences between architects and everyday people.  Architects are trained to see form, light and color, while we only see walls, floors, and doors.  Where the architects’ intellectual approach and our emotional approach meet is where we find the perfect balance.  A living area that correctly balances our wants and needs helps to keep stress at a minimum.  Studies show that varied colors, window views, and dark flooring all are calming interior attributes for humans.
I personally plan to use this in my research when I am evaluating other interior designs for my next built environment description.  I will apply the topics touched on in this article to reason out the purpose for the appearance of the interior built environment.

Annotated Bibliography 4: “How Natural and Built Environments Impact Human Health”

Khmer, Steve. Children playing on tree. Digital image. N.p., 2 Nov. 2009. Web. 19 Feb. 2016.


Wells, Nancy, Dr. “Natural Environments and Human Health.” Outreach and Extension (2014): Cornell University College of Human Ecology, 2014. Web. 19 Feb. 2016. <>.

Dr. Nancy Wells’ research led to her conclusion that a natural environment featuring wildlife and plants is beneficial to humans in more ways than one.  Not only did she confirm the findings of the authors of “Recognizing Campuses as Learning Spaces,” but she also went more in-depth into the actual benefits of an open landscape.  Her article states that a natural living space promotes exercise, offers a sense of community, and opens up new forms of recreation to the public.  Her studies also show that citizens who live in such an environment are prone to living longer lives.  In built-environments, where the land is not as pedestrian-friendly, citizens have shown less recreational activity and higher rates of crime.  There is one flaw in her experiment however, as her subjects were not selected randomly.  Wells also tested children for data as well.  Research shows that green environments foster social interaction and offer more social support while children of more built environments undergo more stressful experiences.  I plan to use this article in my research to support my arguments about the built environments affects on humans through the facts she presented.  The statistics and examples will help to make my writing more credible.

Annotated Bibliography 1-3

Davis, Janel, Scott J. Trubey, and Katie Leslie. “Turner Field Holds Future for Georgia State,    Neighborhoods.” Atlanta Journal Constitution Saturday Dec. 2015: n. pag. MyAJC. Web. Friday Feb. 5.


Davis, Trubey’s and Leslie’s article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution details the plans for the land currently occupied by the Atlanta Braves’ home stadium, Turner Field. The Braves’s final season at Turner Field will be in 2017.  The upcoming departure of the pro baseball team prompted bidding by several groups only to be won by Georgia State University.  The AJC writes that Georgia State has already revealed plans for the newly acquired land.  Along with the development of the surrounding communities, the land will be used for a new football stadium for the Georgia State Panthers.  Georgia State is currently fundraising to help fund the 300 million-dollar project.  The authors did a good job of reporting from an objective point of view and staying true to the facts the people of the community need to know.  I chose this article to better my understanding of real estate pertaining to the built environment.


Ornstein, Norm. “Why Bernie Sanders Can’t Govern.” Atlantic 2 Feb. 2016: n. pag. The Atlantic.   Web. 5 Feb. 2016.

“Why Bernie Sanders Can’t Govern,” by Norm Ornstein is a magazine article explaining why many Hillary Clinton supporters feel that Clinton is the better candidate for several reasons that usually go unmentioned.  Ornstein details that Bernie Sanders, like Ted Cruz is too extreme and has unrealistic views of the political climate of today’s America.  Not only does Ornstein feel that Sanders is misguided but also at a disadvantage.  According to the author, for Sanders to win he would have to channel an Obama-esque campaign to get the demographic he appeals to most to actually go out and vote.  Next, if elected president, Sanders would be limited in the legislation he would be able to establish due to the stiff Republican congress he would face.  This article is clearly biased and meant to sway voters to see the election from a different perspective.  The author was effective in helping readers see the presidential race from a point of view they most likely haven’t seen it from.


Cook, Rebecca. “Michigan Emails Show Officials Knew of Flint Water Disease Risk.” Reuters. N.p., 4 Feb. 2016. Web. 5 Feb. 2016.


This piece written by Rebecca Cook tells of what some what call a scandal in the Flint, Michigan government.  Recent emails have surfaced that prove that high-ranking officials in the Michigan state government were aware of the rise in Legionnaires’ disease and its relation to the issues with the water in Flint.  As expected, a spokesman for the governor denied the reports and claimed that Rick Snyder did not have any knowledge of the outbreak until January of this year, days before an official announcement of crisis was made.  The author comes off as credible due to the several different sources utilized to compose the report.  Quotes from both sides of the story are used to round out the article smoothly and fairly.  The only weakness of this writing is the short length of it.  An article with such subject matter should be more detailed.