Effects of hot and cold temperature exposure on performance: a meta-analytic review.

@article{Pilcher2002EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of hot and cold temperature exposure on performance: a meta-analytic review.},
  author={June J. Pilcher and Eric D. Nadler and Caroline R Busch},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2002},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={682-98}
}
A meta-analysis to mathematically summarize the effect of hot and cold temperature exposure on performance was completed. The results from 515 effect sizes calculated from 22 original studies suggest that hot and cold temperatures negatively impact performance on a wide range of cognitive-related tasks. More specifically, hot temperatures of 90 degrees F (32.22 degrees C) Web Bulb Globe Temperature Index or above and cold temperatures of 50 degrees F (10 degrees C) or less resulted in the… CONTINUE READING