Tennessen, C.M. & B. Cimprich, 1995, Views to nature: effects on attention, in: Journal of Environmental Psychology, 15, 3
- Author : Tennessen, C.M. & B. Cimprich
- Year : 1995
- Journal/Series : Journal of Environmental Psychology
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 3
- Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 15
- Pages : 77-85
- Abstract in English : The purpose of this study was to explore whether university dormitory residents with more natural views from their windows would score better than those with less natural views on tests of directed attention. Those who had natural views from their dormitory windows were better able to direct attention than those with less natural views on some of the measures used to test the capacity to direct attention in this study. When all four of the view categories were compared, those with all natural views scored significant higher than those with less natural or built views. In the present study, those dormitory residents with more natural views automatically may have had an additional mode of restoration not available to those without a natural view.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: environmental psychology, window views, attention. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research.