Addressing the psychological aspects of indoor air quality

Professor Alan Hedge

Cornell University,
Dept. Design & Environmental Analysis
MVR Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4401

Slides presented at the 1st Asian Indoor Air Quality Seminar sponsored by BAT, Urumqi, China, Sept. 22-23, 1996


  1. Addressing the psychological aspects of indoor air quality

  2. Humans as Indoor Air Quality sensors

  3. Human Perceptions of Indoor Air Quality Problems

  4. Psychology and Indoor Air Quality Problems

  5. Psychological processes that affect individual judgements of indoor air quality

  6. Indoor Air Quality - human senses

  7. Model for the effects of low level exposures to volatile organic compounds

  8. Multifactorial Indoor Air Quality

  9. Operational Definitions

  10. Typical Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) Symptoms

  11. SBS vs. Building-related Illnesses (BRIs)

  12. Sick Building Syndrome Issues

  13. SBS Research

  14. Perceived Monthly Environment Conditions

  15. Prevalence of Monthly SBS symptoms

  16. Logistic regression of environmental conditions

  17. Logistic regression of SBS symptoms

  18. Effects of different smoking policies on SBS

  19. Multiple Regression model for SBS

  20. Gender and SBS

  21. Computer use and SBS

  22. Job stress and SBS

  23. Job satisfaction and SBS

  24. Perceived IAQ and SBS

  25. Age and SBS

  26. Allergies and SBS

  27. Migraine and SBS

  28. Eyeware and SBS

  29. Smoking and SBS

  30. Path model of SBS

  31. EPA/NIOSH indoor air quality and employee health and comfort surveys

  32. Model of SBS

  33. Other Psychosocial Influences

  34. Mass Psychogenic Illness

  35. Dynamics of Mass Psychogenic Illness

  36. Symptoms of Mass Psychogenic Illness

  37. Profile of workers most affected by MPI

  38. PP Presentation

  39. MPI Incidents in Singapore

  40. MPI and respiratory complaints

  41. Environmental Illness

  42. Environmental illness: Psychiatric diagnosis

  43. Typical symptoms of Environmental Stress

  44. Understanding Indoor Air Quality Problems

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