Psychological processes influencing lighting quality

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Journal titleJournal of the Illuminating Engineering Society
Pages124140; # of pages: 17
Subjectlighting quality; attention; control; appraisal; affect; Lighting
AbstractVeitch and Newsham proposed a behaviorally-based model for lighting quality research, in which individually-based processes mediate the relationships between luminous conditions and such behavioral outcomes as task performance, mood, social behavior, aesthetic judgements and satisfaction. This review paper summarizes the state of knowledge concerning mediating psychological processes: perceived control, attention, environmental appraisal, and affect. These processes were selected because of their relevance to the explanations often given for lighting design choices. More explicit use of theoretically-driven predictions to guide lighting research would result in greater precision in our comprehension of lighting-behavior relationships to form the foundation of empirically-based lighting recommended practice.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number42469
NPARC number20331405
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Record created2012-07-18
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