Volume 29, Issue 1
ANALYSIS ON PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT OF LARGE-SPACE PUBLIC BUILDINGS ON SURROUNDING RESIDENTS BASED ON PSYCHOLOGICAL SPACE DISTANCE THEORY
With the boom of urban construction, more and more large-space public buildings (LSPBs) have emerged, which widens the psychological space distance between surrounding residents. In this paper, the psychological effect of the LSPBs on the surrounding residents is analysed based on the psychological space distance theory. Eight scenarios were designed according to the construction time of the LSPBs, and the sociality of the surrounding residents. A total of 150 families were selected to make real responses to different scenarios. The responses were analysed in the light of behavioural psychology of people in the LSPBs. The results show that the psychological space distance is unmeasurable, yet affects the behavioural decisions; the psychology of surrounding residences varies with the psychological space distances; the psychological effect on the surrounding residents is negatively correlated with the LSPBs’ construction time, and positively with the sociality of the residents. The research findings lay a theoretical basis for the rational design of the LSPBs.
Large-Space Public Buildings (LSPBs), Psychological Space Distance, Psychological Effects, Emotional Needs.