ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R
主办:中国科学院心理研究所
出版:科学出版社

Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2018, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (6): 1083-1095.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.01083

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The effects of light on social cognition and social behavior

CHEN Qingwei1,2, RU Taotao2(), ZHOU Juyan1, LI Jinghua1, XIONG Xiao1, LI Xiaoran4, ZHOU Guofu2,3,4()   

  1. 1 Research Center of Light and Physio-psychological Health, School of Psychology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China
    2 National Center for International Research on Green Optoelectronics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China
    3 Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optical Information Materials and Technology & Institute of Electronic Paper Displays, South China Academy of Advanced Optoelectronics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China;
    4 Shenzhen Guohua Optoelectronics Tech. Co. Ltd., Shenzhen 518110, China
  • Received:2017-09-21 Online:2018-06-10 Published:2018-04-28
  • Contact: Taotao RU,Guofu ZHOU E-mail:taotao.ru@m.scnu.edu.cn;guofu.zhou@m.scnu.edu.cn

Abstract:

The effects of light on social cognition and social behavior as a specific form of non-image forming (NIF) function are less investigated than any other NIF functions, which is a promising field. Natural light and artificial light exert different influences on prosocial and antisocial behaviors. At present, the underlying psychological mechanisms mainly focus on mood, self construal, sense of anonymity, moral salience and embodied cognition. Future studies should put emphasis on dynamic lighting, laboratory studies of natural light, replications of previous studies and investigations of possible psychological and neuro-endocrine mechanism.

Key words: light, natural light, artificial light, prosocial behavior, antisocial behavior

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