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dc.contributor.authorStevens, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-15T17:14:40Z
dc.date.available2017-03-15T17:14:40Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.citationStevens, P. (2013) 'Affective priming of perceived environmental restorativeness', International Journal of Psychology, 49(1) pp.51-55en
dc.identifier.issn207594
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ijop.12016en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621487
dc.description.abstractResearch into the perceived restorativeness of a given environment has tended to focus on the principles of the Kaplans' Attention Restoration Theory at the expense of the affective considerations of Ulrich's psychoevolutionary model. To better understand the role of emotion, this experiment used contextual text-based primers to manipulate participants' affective state (positive or negative) prior to asking them to rate different environments using the Restorative Components Scale. Sixty-nine participants completed the web-based study, being pseudo-randomly allocated to either the positive- or negative-affect group and then rating three natural and three urban environments. Both groups rated natural environments as more restorative than urban ones, with negative-primed participants tending to give higher mean ratings for all environments. This effect was statistically significant for both the Being Away and Fascination components of perceived restorativeness for all environments, but only Fascination showed a significant interaction of the prior affective state with type of environment, a bigger effect being seen for the nature environments. Results are discussed in terms of current understanding of the interrelationship between attentional and affective processes
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijop.12016/fullen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Psychologyen
dc.subjectAffective primingen
dc.subjectPsychological restorationen
dc.subjectUrban environmenten
dc.subjectNatural environmenten
dc.titleAffective priming of perceived environmental restorativenessen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Open Universityen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Psychologyen
html.description.abstractResearch into the perceived restorativeness of a given environment has tended to focus on the principles of the Kaplans' Attention Restoration Theory at the expense of the affective considerations of Ulrich's psychoevolutionary model. To better understand the role of emotion, this experiment used contextual text-based primers to manipulate participants' affective state (positive or negative) prior to asking them to rate different environments using the Restorative Components Scale. Sixty-nine participants completed the web-based study, being pseudo-randomly allocated to either the positive- or negative-affect group and then rating three natural and three urban environments. Both groups rated natural environments as more restorative than urban ones, with negative-primed participants tending to give higher mean ratings for all environments. This effect was statistically significant for both the Being Away and Fascination components of perceived restorativeness for all environments, but only Fascination showed a significant interaction of the prior affective state with type of environment, a bigger effect being seen for the nature environments. Results are discussed in terms of current understanding of the interrelationship between attentional and affective processes


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