Tranquility and preference as affective qualities of natural environments

Herzog, T.R. & P.J. Bosley, 1992, Tranquility and preference as affective qualities of natural environments, in: Journal of Environmental Psychology, 12,

  • Author : Herzog, T.R. & P.J. Bosley
  • Year : 1992
  • Journal/Series : Journal of Environmental Psychology
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 12
  • Pages : 115-127
  • Abstract in English : Independent groups rated 66 colour slides of natural settings for the target variables tranquillity and preference and for four descriptor variables: mystery, coherence, spaciousness, focuses.(Tranquillity refers to calmness, serenity and peace). Tranquillity is described as a desirable state of mind that may promoted through natural environments. Some natural environments, however, high levels of involuntary attention may be accompanied by a mental focus so strong that little room is left for relaxation or peaceful meditation.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: environmental psychology, tranquillity, preference, mystery, coherence, spaciousness, focus, fascination, quality. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research.