Tranquillity and danger in urban and natural settings

Herzog, T.R. & K.K. Chernick, 2000, Tranquillity and danger in urban and natural settings, in: Journal of Environmental Psychology, 20,

  • Author : Herzog, T.R. & K.K. Chernick
  • Year : 2000
  • Journal/Series : Journal of Environmental Psychology
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 20
  • Pages : 29-39
  • Abstract in English : Perceived tranquillity (theoretically a combination of moderate fascination and aesthetic pleasure) and perceived danger is investigated. The relationship of these two targets to each other and a set of tree predictor variables: openness, setting care, and nature have been explored. Natural settings, trees were generally positively related to tranquillity and negatively to danger. Setting care, openess are salient for judgement of danger in urban settings. A lack of setting care may a more salient cue for danger in urban than in natural cities.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: safety, fascination, openness, environmental psychology, planting design, planting structure, tranquillity. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research.