Sheets, V. L. & C.N. Manzer, 1991, Affect, cognition and urban vegetation: some effects of adding trees along city streets, in: Environment and Behavior, 23, 3
- Author : Sheets, V. L. & C.N. Manzer
- Year : 1991
- Journal/Series : Environment and Behavior
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 3
- Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 23
- Pages : 285-304
- Abstract in English : In order to assess the effects of vegetation on peoples cognitive classification of places subjects were asked to rate vegetated of non vegetated scenes on 12 cognitive characteristics. Vegetation affected subjects’ emotional and cognitive experiences of the urban settings. Vegetated scenes generated positive affect and positive evaluations of the quality of life in the area, and they were also rated less industrial than the non-vegetated scene. These findings suggest that vegetation can significantly alter people’s experiences of places, but concerns over their generalizability to “real” settings are pertinent. The subjects reported more positive feelings when viewing tree-lined city streets; they felt friendlier, more co-operative, less sad, and less depressed.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: environmental psychology, preference, assessment vegetation, well-being, trees, urban space. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research.