- 心理学評論 = Japanese Psychological Review (ISSN:03861058)
- vol.58, no.4, pp.530-554, 2016-04
When interacting with others, the indoor physical environment influences interpersonal cognition and behavior explicitly as well as implicitly. Several studies in the field of traditional environmental psychology have focused on explicit processes such as pleasure, arousal, and stress. Additionally, some models of interpersonal cognition and behavior have been proposed. In recent years, more studies have been focusing on implicit social cognition. Furthermore, embodied cognition and the automaticity of social cognition are the major topics studied in this field. However, the implicit psychological influences of the indoor physical environment on interpersonal relationships are still unclear. In this paper, we first review the literature on the implicit influence of the indoor physical environment on interpersonal cognition from the perspective of the quantity and quality of physical factors, and that of the evaluation methods of implicit processes. We then discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the research methods used to study the implicit processes indicated by behaviors, subjective evaluations, and response time. Finally, we reveal the significance of and problems in the study of the implicit influence of the indoor physical environment.