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Some effects of esthetic conditions


1957 1957

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Abstract (summary)

The experiments of this study pertained to the effects of visual-esthetic conditions upon university students. A total of four different rooms were used as the experimental conditions: A "beautified" office, an "average" office, an "average" classroom, and an "uglified" office. Three types of effects were studied: (1) Effects of Initial Exposure---A given student spent only 10 minutes in one of the four conditions. While in this room, he responded to a rating scale administered by an examiner. The rating procedure questioned his impressions of the energy (or fatigue) and the well-being (or discontent) manifest in a series of 10-face-photographs. (2) Effects of an Immediate Change in Conditions---After the initial 10 minute period spent in one room-condition, the student immediately went to another room-condition where he rated an equivalent series of 10 photographs. (3) Effects of Prolonged and Multiple Exposure---Two of the examiners administered the rating scale for three sessions of one or two hours each, both in the "beautified" room and in the "uglified" room, alternating rooms after each testing session. At the end of each testing session the examiners administered the rating scale to themselves. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Indexing (details)


Subject
Psychology;
Experiments
Classification
0623: Psychology
0623: Experiments
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Aesthetic conditions; Beautification; Visual aesthetics; Well-being
Title
Some effects of esthetic conditions
Author
Mintz, Norbett Lawrence
Number of pages
170
Publication year
1957
Degree date
1957
School code
0021
Source
DAI-B 66/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542333231, 0542333236
University/institution
Brandeis University
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
DP13611
ProQuest document ID
301937273
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/301937273
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