Stress and open-office noise.

@article{Evans2000StressAO,
  title={Stress and open-office noise.},
  author={Gary W. Evans and D Johnson},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={
          779-83
        }
}
Forty female clerical workers were randomly assigned to a control condition or to 3-hr exposure to low-intensity noise designed to simulate typical open-office noise levels. The simulated open-office noise elevated workers' urinary epinephrine levels, but not their norepinephrine or cortisol levels, and it produced behavioral aftereffects (fewer attempts at unsolvable puzzles) indicative of motivational deficits. Participants were also less likely to make ergonomic, postural adjustments in… 

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