Anderson, L.M., B.E Mulligan, L.S. Goodman & H.Z. Regen, 1983, Effects of sound on preferences for outdoor settings, in: Environment and Behavior, 15, 6
- Author : Anderson, L.M., B.E Mulligan, L.S. Goodman & H.Z. Regen
- Year : 1983
- Journal/Series : Environment and Behavior
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 6
- Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 15
- Pages : 539-566
- Abstract in English : This article suggests that there is an interaction between accoustic and other features of a setting that modifies the effect of different sounds in determining the quality of the setting. Natural and animal sounds had enhancing effects on evaluations of the heavily wooded natural and residential sites, and other sounds had detracting effects on the same sites. The sounds were relatively neutral in effect at two downtown streets, where traffic sounds were found to be most enhancing. The results show that the interaction of a setting’s visual and acoustic characteristics significantly influences evaluations of that setting, and that appropriateness of sounds only partly accounts for their influence on setting quality.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: sound, acoustic, quality, nature experience, well-being. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research.