22 January, 2009

The human side of the second law of thermodynamics

People behave more badly when they are in worse environments.

By worse environments, I don't mean surrounded by bad people or violence or crime.

Litter, disorder (mislaid shopping trolleys) and graffiti all made people behave in less acceptable ways than when the same situation was set up in a tidy/pleasant area.

Well worth a read, here.

(For physics geeks, go here)

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