I have for some time believed that modern human kind is neglecting its instincts in all sorts of ways.
Below is a list of instincts taken from:
James Rowland Angell. "The Important Human Instincts", Chapter 16 in Psychology: An Introductory Study of the Structure and Function of Human Conscious, Third edition, revised. New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1906): 294-309
List of Human Instincts.-- Waiving, then, the question of the order of appearance, we find the generally recognised instincts in man to be as follows: Fear, anger, shyness, curiosity, affection, sexual love, jealousy and envy, rivalry, sociability, sympathy, modesty ( ?), play, imitation, constructiveness, secretiveness, and acquisitiveness.
My questions are should these instincts, or at least some of them, be considered during the design process?
Is it possible to address the issues raised if the answer to the question above is yes?
It was interesting that pupils at St Columba's stated that not having someone behind them and being face to face on the new tables was one of the best things of the new layout.
Is this instinctive? You tell me.