"Landscape Perception" provides a convenient, first hand account of the studies that environmental psychologists have conducted to explore the experience of landscapes. This book encapsulates the actual studies that form the basis of this rapidly growing area of environmental psychology, thus providing experienced researchers and new students with direct examples of the actual studies that have been conducted. For psychologists schooled in laboratory research, the natural landscape may seem to be the last frontier yet to be conquered, even though many other disciplines have been at home in this region for a number of years. Geographers, landscape architects, biological ecologists, and others should find the present volume a helpful introduction to the opening stages of psychological forays into areas they may possibly consider their own inviolable domain. The initial papers in a new area of study are often crucial to the development of that field. By assembling the original papers in one volume, it is possible to gain a detailed awareness of the contributions these studies are making to our understanding of the human significance of nature.
- Hardback | 208 pages
- 171 x 230 x 13mm | 359g
- 01 Jan 1995
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Children's landscape preferences - from rejection to attraction, F.G. Bernaldez et al.; context effects in perceived environmental quality assessment - scene selection and landscape quality ratings, T.C. Brown and T.C. Daniel; toward a phenomenology of recreation place, L. Fishwick and J. Vining; a cognitive analysis of preference for waterscapes, T.R. Herzog; a cognitive analysis of preference for urban nature, T.R. Herzog; cross-cultural comparison of landscape scenic beauty evaluations - a case study in Bali, R.B. Hull et al.; the prediction of scenic beauty from landscape content and composition, M.R. Patsfall et al.; preferences and meaning of arboretum landscapes - combining quantitative and qualitative date, H.W. Schroeder; perspectives on wilderness - re-examining the value of extended wildernes experiences, J.F. Talbot and S. Kaplan; stress recovery during exposure to natural and urban environments, R.S. Ulrich et al.; a lifespan developmental study of landscape assessment, E.H. Zube et al.