Environmental Stress And Noise definitions and sources of noise

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  • Created on: 27-01-09 10:18

Theory one

Glass and Singer (1972)

definitions and sources of noise... Environmental stress and noise

3 major things that make a noise annoying are

  • volume> the louder it is the more annoying it is
  • predictability > unpredictable noise more annoying. people can phase out predictable noises so non constant noise increases arousal> more stress
  • perceived control> the less control you have the more annoying it is > learned helplessness
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Theory two

definitions and sources of noise... Environmental stress and noise

Borsky (1969) noise is annoying if

  • person hearing it deems it unnecessary
  • person making noise dont seem to care bout others
  • person hearing it deems it a hazard to their own health
  • person hearing it associates it with fear
  • person unhappy with other environment elements
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