Berg, A.E., S.L. Koole & N.Y. van der Wulp, 2003, Environmental preferences and restoration: (how) are they related?, in: Journal of Environmental Psychology, ,
- Author : Berg, A.E., S.L. Koole & N.Y. van der Wulp
- Year : 2003
- Journal/Series : Journal of Environmental Psychology
- Pages : 135-146
- Abstract in English : ABSTRACT: This article shows links between environmental preferences and psychological restoration. Previous work has shown that natural environments are generally preferred over built environments. In Line with this, the results of the present study showed that simulated natural environments were rated as more beautiful than simulated built environments. Natural environments have further been found to elicit stronger restorative effects than built environments. Supporting this, the present study found that exposure to a natural environment was associated with more positively toned changes in mood states and marginally performance on a concentration test than exposure to a built environment.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: environmental psychology, restoration, nature, preference, health. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research.