From blind spot into the spotlight: introduction to the special issue 'Light, lighting, and human behaviour'

Alternative titleFrom blind spot into the spotlight: editorial to the special issue 'Light, lighting, and human behaviour'
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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2014.06.005
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Environmental Psychology
ISSN0272-4944
Volume39
Pages14; # of pages: 4
AbstractLight stimulates vision, and a growing body of knowledge shows that the environment thus revealed affects mood, health, and cognition. Recent neurological and biological discoveries of non-visual processes stimulated by light have spurred a wealth of research in those areas, but these processes are as behavioural, and therefore psychological, as they are physiological. Lighting research is an interdisciplinary activity, one that we think should attract greater attention from environmental psychologists. This editorial outlines the underlying processes through which light and lighting influence behaviour, and describes the diverse articles in the special issue. Collectively, the papers in this special issue convey the message that light and lighting deserve more attention from psychologists; rather than being a fringe topic, it should be near the heart of the domain of environmental psychology.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Construction
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NRC numberNRC-CONST-56176
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NPARC number21275417
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