Mace, B.L., P.A.Bell & R.J. Loomis, 2004, Visibility and natural quiet in National parks and wilderness areas: psychological considerations, in: Environment and Behavior, 36, 1
- Author : Mace, B.L., P.A.Bell & R.J. Loomis
- Year : 2004
- Journal/Series : Environment and Behavior
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 1
- Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 36
- Pages : 5-31
- Abstract in English : Psychological research shows that humans can detect very low levels of these pollutants in natural and laboratory settings, that air and noise pollution detract from the enjoyment of the visitor experience, and that people place high value on natural quit, pollution-free settings. Yet, as national parks and wilderness areas become more and more popular for recreational escape, accompanying air and noise pollution degrade the visitor experience. This article discusses air and noise pollution in park-like settings and argues that psychological considerations are essential to a more complete understanding of visibility and noise issues.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: environmental psychology, recreation, visibility, noise, environmental stress, stress. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.