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Jonauskaite, D., Epicoco, D., Al-rasheed, A. S., Aruta, J. J., Bogushevskaya, V., Brederoo, S. G., . . . Mohr, C. (2024). A comparative analysis of colour–emotion associations in 16–88-year-old adults from 31 countries. British Journal of Psychology, 115(2), 275
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2024 (English)In: British Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0007-1269, E-ISSN 2044-8295, Vol. 115, no 2, p. 275-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As people age, they tend to spend more time indoors, and the colours in their surroundings may significantly impact their mood and overall well-being. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence to provide informed guidance on colour choices, irrespective of age group. To work towards informed choices, we investigated whether the associations between colours and emotions observed in younger individuals also apply to older adults. We recruited 7393 participants, aged between 16 and 88 years and coming from 31 countries. Each participant associated 12 colour terms with 20 emotion concepts and rated the intensity of each associated emotion. Different age groups exhibited highly similar patterns of colour–emotion associations (average similarity coefficient of.97), with subtle yet meaningful age-related differences. Adolescents associated the greatest number but the least positively biased emotions with colours. Older participants associated a smaller number but more intense and more positive emotions with all colour terms, displaying a positivity effect. Age also predicted arousal and power biases, varying by colour. Findings suggest parallels in colour–emotion associations between younger and older adults, with subtle but significant age-related variations. Future studies should next assess whether colour–emotion associations reflect what people actually feel when exposed to colour. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2024
Keywords
adolescent; adult; age; aged; aging; arousal; article; color; controlled study; cultural psychology; diagnosis; emotion; female; groups by age; human; human experiment; major clinical study; male; mood; normal human; perception; young adult
National Category
Applied Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-68805 (URN)10.1111/bjop.12687 (DOI)2-s2.0-85178488112 (Scopus ID)
Note

DJ was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), providing a Postdoc. Mobility (P500PS_202956) and a Return CH Postdoc. Mobility (P5R5PS_217715) fellowship grants. CM was supported by the SNSF project funding grant (100014_182138), also supporting DE's doctoral studies. GW was supported by a research grant from the Kozminski University to collect elderly data in Poland. YG was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (22‐18‐00407). TT was supported by the research grant JSPS KAKENHI no. JP20K22269 to collect data in Japan. VB collected data in Italy and was not involved in colour term translation into Chinese and Russian. We would like to thank collaborators of the International Colour–Emotion Association Survey who contributed to translations (see them listed in Jonauskaite et al., 2020, ). We are also grateful to Nigar Mammadli (Azerbaijan) and Riina Martinson (Estonia) for collecting some data in their respective countries. Finally, we are grateful to all the participants who took part in the study. We provide data in open access on OSF: https://osf.io/873df/ . Psychological Science

Available from: 2024-01-09 Created: 2024-01-09 Last updated: 2024-05-27Bibliographically approved
Björner Brauer, H., Ryberg, K., Wallin, K., Linde, M., Laike, T. & Karlsson, B. (2024). Pain Relieving Light - (How) Is it Possible?. In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science: . Paper presented at 9th Light Symposium 2023: Architecture Lighting Environments - Space With(Out) Light, LS 2023. Stockholm, Sweden. 4 December 2023 through 6 December 2023. Institute of Physics, 1320(1)
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2024 (English)In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Institute of Physics , 2024, Vol. 1320, no 1Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

About 15% of the population suffer from migraines and it is estimated that about 40% of all people with migraines would benefit from preventive treatment, but only 3-13% use it. Migraine is a huge burden for society and individuals. Migraines can be intensified by light, and some patients need to stay in a dark room until the attack is over. People with this type of photosensitivity show a clear preference for light color, specifically green, which has been shown to be more comfortable and even pain relieving in some cases. We will present a feasibility study with the aim of preparing a series of experiments to investigate if regular short-term green-light-exposure can prevent migraines. We will present findings from the literature, developed light equipment, and plans for future testing of migraine friendly light solutions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Physics, 2024
National Category
Neurology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-73247 (URN)10.1088/1755-1315/1320/1/012020 (DOI)2-s2.0-85190463196 (Scopus ID)
Conference
9th Light Symposium 2023: Architecture Lighting Environments - Space With(Out) Light, LS 2023. Stockholm, Sweden. 4 December 2023 through 6 December 2023
Available from: 2024-05-27 Created: 2024-05-27 Last updated: 2024-05-27Bibliographically approved
Sahlberg, A., Karlsson, B., Sjöblom, J. & Ström, H. (2022). Don't extinguish my fire – Understanding public resistance to a Swedish policy aimed at reducing particle emissions by phasing out old wood stoves. Energy Policy, 167, Article ID 113017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Don't extinguish my fire – Understanding public resistance to a Swedish policy aimed at reducing particle emissions by phasing out old wood stoves
2022 (English)In: Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215, E-ISSN 1873-6777, Vol. 167, article id 113017Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Wood stoves emit particulate matter when used for domestic heating. Consequently, the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning in Sweden enforced a prohibition of new installations of old wood stoves in 2017 to protect the public health. The prohibition caused a public backlash that organized itself as a “wood stove rising”, eventually leading to a cancellation of the new legislation in 2019. We performed comprehensive interviews with 11 signatories of the original appeal to analyze the underlying motives for combating the implementation of this pro-environmental energy policy. We find that domestic heating through fire-making is an age-old human behavior that is deeply connected to several social and emotional human needs, but also to survival in remote areas with cold climate. The likelihood of policy observance and acceptance is higher if the policy is not perceived as being in direct conflict with these needs: basic emotion regulation, sensations of tradition and connection to other people, and means of crisis management for the individual. We also find that the protesters acted out of a sustainability perspective, albeit one where the continued use of functional devices was valued more than the perceived wear-and-tear of replacing outdated technology. © 2022 The Authors

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Ltd, 2022
Keywords
Domestic heating, Emission regulation, Emotional motives, Pro-environmental legislation, Public acceptance, Public backlash, Environmental regulations, Fire resistance, Fires, Sustainable development, Wood, Emissions regulations, Emotional motive, Environmental legislations, Reducing particle, Swedishs, Wood stove, Behavioral research, cooking appliance, particulate matter, public health, public sector, Sweden
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-60696 (URN)10.1016/j.enpol.2022.113017 (DOI)2-s2.0-85130213770 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding details: Svenska Forskningsrådet Formas, Dnr 2017-00677; Funding text 1: This work has been financially supported by the Swedish Research Council Formas (project number Dnr 2017-00677 ). The funding body had no involvement in the study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the article for publication.

Available from: 2022-10-14 Created: 2022-10-14 Last updated: 2023-05-10Bibliographically approved
Rex, E., Hallquist, L., Karlsson, B., Carolina, H. & Alguren, P. (2022). Hållbarhetseffekter av ljus som tjänst.
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2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Inom cirkulär ekonomi är funktionsförsäljning en affärsmodell som väntas ge incitament för tillverkare att göra produkter som håller längre och använder färre resurser över tid, och även säkerställer återbruk och återvinning vid end-of-life. Inom belysning kan detta exempelvis ta uttryck i att sälja ljus som tjänst. Denna rapport går igenom olika hållbarhetsaspekter relaterade till belysning, såväl miljömässiga som sociala och ekonomiska, och hur de skulle kunna påverkas av ett skifte i affärsmodell från traditionellt linjärt produktköp till ljus som tjänst. Arbetet har haft fokus på allmänbelysning inomhus i skolor och kontor i Sverige och fokuserat på områden där ett skifte i affärsmodell skulle kunna ha inverkan på hållbarhet. Det finns många olika strategier för att öka cirkularitet inom belysning, från cirkulärt anpassad hårdvara till ändrade affärsmodeller. I denna rapport används företaget Brightecos erbjudande av ljus som tjänst som exempel på en cirkulär affärsmodell, och diskuterar hur affärsmodellen kan påverka förutsättningar för hållbarhet relativt traditionellt linjärt produktköp. De exempel som studerats indikerar att ljus som tjänst i dagsläget inte är företagsekonomiskt fördelaktigt, sett till enbart kostnader för belysning. Ur ett större hållbarhetsperspektiv där även effekter på miljö, välbefinnande och samhällsekonomi räknas in, är det däremot troligen att föredra. De största miljövinsterna med Brighecos modell är dess potential att minska resursanvändning och avfall, stimulera teknikbyte till LED och minska risk för överinstallation av produkter. Samtidigt innebär affärsmodellen en ökad sannolikhet för att belysningsfrågor uppmärksammas och anpassningar görs för ökat välbefinnande hos användarna. Detta skulle kunna leda till betydande besparingar för såväl organisationer som samhälle, men det är effekter som är svåra att mäta och det råder således stor osäkerhet på storheterna. De potentiella fördelar för ekonomi, miljö och välbefinnande som denna rapport pekat på när det gäller ljus som tjänst är möjliga att uppnå även på andra sätt, exempelvis genom en kombination av olika produkter och tjänster. Ljus som tjänst är dock en affärsmodell som ökar förutsättningarna för att denna typ av åtgärder blir av, inte minst i organisationer som kanske inte själva har stark belysningskompetens.

Publisher
p. 56
Series
RISE Rapport ; 2022:91
National Category
Energy Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-60145 (URN)978-91-89711-31-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-09-22 Created: 2022-09-22 Last updated: 2024-02-06Bibliographically approved
Kawasaki, Y., Reid, J. N., Ikeda, K., Liu, M. & Karlsson, B. (2021). Color Judgments of #The Dress and #The Jacket in a Sample of Different Cultures.. Perception, 50(3), 216-230
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2021 (English)In: Perception, ISSN 0301-0066, E-ISSN 1468-4233, Vol. 50, no 3, p. 216-230Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two viral photographs, #The Dress and #The Jacket, have received recent attention in research on perception as the colors in these photos are ambiguous. In the current study, we examined perception of these photographs across three different cultural samples: Sweden (Western culture), China (Eastern culture), and India (between Western and Eastern cultures). Participants also answered questions about gender, age, morningness, and previous experience of the photographs. Analyses revealed that only age was a significant predictor for the perception of The Dress, as older people were more likely to perceive the colors as blue and black than white and gold. In contrast, multiple factors predicted perception of The Jacket, including age, previous experience, and country. Consistent with some previous research, this suggests that the perception of The Jacket is a different phenomenon from perception of The Dress and is influenced by additional factors, most notably culture.

Keywords
The Dress, The Jacket, color judgment, color perception, cross-cultural comparison, previous experience
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-52660 (URN)10.1177/0301006621991320 (DOI)33601952 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2021-04-26 Created: 2021-04-26 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
Chen, T., Ku, X., Li, T., Karlsson, B., Sjöblom, J. & Ström, H. (2021). High-temperature pyrolysis modeling of a thermally thick biomass particle based on an MD-derived tar cracking model. Chemical Engineering Journal, 417, Article ID 127923.
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2021 (English)In: Chemical Engineering Journal, ISSN 1385-8947, E-ISSN 1873-3212, Vol. 417, article id 127923Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Biomass pyrolysis in the thermally thick regime is an important thermochemical phenomenon encountered in many different types of reactors. In this paper, a particle-resolved algorithm for thermally thick biomass particle during high-temperature pyrolysis is established by using reactive molecular dynamics (MD) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods. The temperature gradient inside the particle is computed with a heat transfer equation, and a multiphase flow algorithm is used to simulate the advection/diffusion both inside and outside the particle. Besides, to simulate the influence of intraparticle temperature gradient on the primary pyrolysis yields, a multistep kinetic scheme is used. Moreover, a new tar decomposition model is developed by reactive molecular dynamic simulations where every primary tar species in the multistep kinetic scheme cracks under high temperature. The integrated pyrolysis model is evaluated against a pyrolysis experiment of a centimeter-sized beech wood particle at 800–1050 °C. The simulation results show a remarkable improvement in both light gas and tar yields compared with a simplified tar cracking model. Meanwhile, the MD tar cracking model also gives a more reasonable prediction of the species yield history, which avoids the appearance of unrealistically high peak values at the initial stage of pyrolysis. Based on the new results, the different roles of secondary tar cracking inside and outside the particle are studied. Finally, the model is also used to assess the influence of tar residence time and several other factors impacting the pyrolysis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier B.V., 2021
Keywords
Biomass pyrolysis, MD tar cracking model, Multistep kinetic scheme, Particle-resolved simulation, Thermally thick, Biomass, Coal tar, Computational chemistry, Computational fluid dynamics, Heat transfer, Molecular dynamics, Thermal gradients, Computational fluid dynamics methods, Decomposition model, Heat transfer equations, High-temperature pyrolysis, Pyrolysis experiments, Reactive molecular dynamics, Thermally thick regimes, Pyrolysis
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-51486 (URN)10.1016/j.cej.2020.127923 (DOI)2-s2.0-85097774775 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding details: Energimyndigheten, 46439-1; Funding details: Svenska Forskningsrådet Formas, Dnr 2017-00677; Funding details: P34721-3; Funding details: Norges Forskningsråd; Funding details: 267916; Funding text 1: This work is financially supported by the Swedish Energy Agency (project number 46439-1), the Swedish Research Council Formas (project number Dnr 2017-00677), the Research Council of Norway (GASPRO - Fundamental insight into biomass gasification using experiments and mathematical modelling, 267916), the Swedish Centre for Biomass Gasification (SFC, project number P34721-3) and the Centre for Combustion Science and Technology (CECOST).

Available from: 2021-01-11 Created: 2021-01-11 Last updated: 2023-06-08Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, B., Håkansson, M., Sjöblom, J. & Ström, H. (2020). Light my fire but don't choke on the smoke: Wellbeing and pollution from fireplace use in Sweden. Energy Research & Social Science, 69, Article ID 101696.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Light my fire but don't choke on the smoke: Wellbeing and pollution from fireplace use in Sweden
2020 (English)In: Energy Research & Social Science, ISSN 2214-6296, E-ISSN 2214-6326, Vol. 69, article id 101696Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Fireplaces are popular in Northern Europe. However, particle emissions from fireplaces have been identified as an environmental problem and a health problem. User behaviors affect particle emissions and the success of particle reducing technologies to a large extent. This interdisciplinary study aims to investigate why and how people use their fireplaces, including what emotions people associate with fire, and their interest in learning more about fire making and changing behavior related to fire making. It does so by applying an emotion regulation model in a novel way. In total, 146 Swedish individuals owning a fireplace (the majority had wood stoves, a few had tiled stoves, boilers or other types of fireplaces) participated in an online questionnaire about motives, behaviors, knowledge, and interest in learning and changing behavior. The most common motives for using a fireplace in this sample were complementary heating and “cozy fire making”. Our results suggest that watching a fire can aid in regulating emotions from unpleasant stress towards joy and provide a pleasant atmosphere for socialization, and that wood fuel may be a preferred complementary energy choice because it provides beautiful light, comfortable warmth, beautiful design and safety. People reporting emotional motives for using a fireplace also reported an interest in changing behavior.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Ltd, 2020
Keywords
Emotion regulation, Fireplace, Particle emission, Restoration, User behavior, Wood stove
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-45607 (URN)10.1016/j.erss.2020.101696 (DOI)2-s2.0-85088664662 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding details: Svenska Forskningsrådet Formas, Dnr 2017-00677; Funding text 1: This work has been financially supported by the Swedish Research Council Formas (project number Dnr 2017-00677).

Available from: 2020-08-14 Created: 2020-08-14 Last updated: 2023-05-25Bibliographically approved
Jonauskaite, D., Abu-Akel, A., Dael, N., Oberfeld, D., Abdel-Khalek, A. M., Al-Rasheed, A. S., . . . Mohr, C. (2020). Universal Patterns in Color-Emotion Associations Are Further Shaped by Linguistic and Geographic Proximity. Psychological Science, 31(10), 1245-1260
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2020 (English)In: Psychological Science, ISSN 0956-7976, E-ISSN 1467-9280, Vol. 31, no 10, p. 1245-1260Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Many of us “see red,” “feel blue,” or “turn green with envy.” Are such color-emotion associations fundamental to our shared cognitive architecture, or are they cultural creations learned through our languages and traditions? To answer these questions, we tested emotional associations of colors in 4,598 participants from 30 nations speaking 22 native languages. Participants associated 20 emotion concepts with 12 color terms. Pattern-similarity analyses revealed universal color-emotion associations (average similarity coefficient r =.88). However, local differences were also apparent. A machine-learning algorithm revealed that nation predicted color-emotion associations above and beyond those observed universally. Similarity was greater when nations were linguistically or geographically close. This study highlights robust universal color-emotion associations, further modulated by linguistic and geographic factors. These results pose further theoretical and empirical questions about the affective properties of color and may inform practice in applied domains, such as well-being and design. © The Author(s) 2020.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Publications Inc., 2020
Keywords
affect, color perception, cross-cultural, cultural relativity, open data, open materials, pattern analysis, universality, adult, algorithm, article, color vision, demography, female, human, human experiment, language, machine learning, major clinical study, male, speech, theoretical study, wellbeing
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-51360 (URN)10.1177/0956797620948810 (DOI)2-s2.0-85090789697 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding text 1: For their help with the translation of the International Color-Emotion Survey into their respective languages, we thank Agnieszka Gawda (Polish), Aurika Jonauskien? (Lithuanian), Afrodite Kapsaridi (Greek), Bruno Kemm (Spanish and Portuguese), Richard Klein (French), Riina Martinson (Estonian), Galina Paramei (Russian), Angeliki Theodoridou (Greek), Evelina Thunell (Swedish), Alessandro Tremea (Italian), and Yaffa Yeshurun (Hebrew). For their help in distributing and promoting the survey in their countries, we thank Sanne Brederoo (The Netherlands), Cornelis B. Doorenbos (The Netherlands), Tinatin Gamkrelidze (Georgia), Lise Lesaffre (France), Arzu Memmedova (Azerbaijan), Mariam Okruashvili (Georgia), C. Alejandro P?rraga (Spain), Vilde Johanna Solheim Lie (Norway), Halvor Stavland (Norway), Hedda Andrea Struksn?s S?rdal (Norway), and Zumrud Sultanova (Azerbaijan).

Available from: 2021-01-12 Created: 2021-01-12 Last updated: 2023-05-10Bibliographically approved
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