Revisiting the performance and mood effects of information about lighting and fluorescent lamp type

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1006/jevp.1997.0059
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Environmental Psychology
ISSN0272-4944
Volume17
IssueSept 3
Pages253262; # of pages: 10
SubjectFluorescent lighting
AbstractPopular articles and manufacturers' literature assert that full-spectrum fluorescent lighting improves cognitive performance, vision, and mood. Previous experimental investigations have failed to demonstrate these effects. This paper reports an attempt to replicate work by Veitch, Gifford, and Hine (1991) concerning the effects of information sets about lighting on performance and mood. In this 2 (lamp type) x 4 (information sets) x 2 (gender) factorial experiment, 104 male and 104 female participants were led to expect good, poor, or indifferent outcomes of working under full-spectrum or cool-white fluorescent lighting, or they were not given any information. There were no effects of lamp type or information set on performance or mood. The results are discussed in relation to other evidence that cognitive processes mediate lighting-behaviour relationships.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAlso presented at the 1995 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New York City, August 1995.
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number39890
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NPARC number20359119
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