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Art and Psychological Well-Being: Linking the Brain to the Aesthetic Emotion
This review considers the idea that the positive emotional output elicited from the aesthetic experience affects mood, and indirectly promotes health and well-being, and proposes research on aesthetic experience and psychophysiological measures of stress.
Contact with Nature and Children's Wellbeing in Educational Settings
- G. Carrus, S. Pirchio, Y. Passiatore, S. Mastandrea, M. Scopelliti, G. Bartoli
- 26 March 2012
Problem statement: The study explores the role of the spatial-physical features of the environment for the functioning of educational institutions. Previous research in the field of environmental…
The Automatic Aesthetic Evaluation of Different Art and Architectural Styles
The subject under discussion concerns the existence of an automatic aesthetic evaluation. When weencounter an object like an artwork or an architectural structure that activates an aesthetic…
Social-Cultural Processes and Urban Affordances for Healthy and Sustainable Food Consumption
The aim is to outline how environmental psychological research on urban affordances, through the specific concepts of restorative environments and walkability, could complement these findings to better understand human health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Flashbulb memories of the Pope's resignation: Explicit and implicit measures across differing religious groups
The present evidence supports the idea that FBMs are special autobiographical memories which remain detailed, certain and consistent over time.
Preferences for ancient and modern art museums: Visitor experiences and personality characteristics.
This research has two main purposes. The first is to replicate and possibly to extend the results obtained in a previous study, where the authors found that visitors to the ancient art museum…
Biodiversity, perceived restorativeness and benefits of nature: a study on the psychological processes and outcomes of on-site experiences in urban and peri-urban green areas in Italy
Futurist Art: Motion and Aesthetics As a Function of Title
From the present results it can be concluded that Futurists attributed much relevance to the titles of their artworks in order to effectively increase the expression of the movement represented.
Visits to figurative art museums may lower blood pressure and stress
- S. Mastandrea, F. Maricchiolo, G. Carrus, I. Giovannelli, Valentina Giuliani, Daniele Berardi
- MedicineArts & health
- 4 May 2019
Findings suggest that museum visits can have health benefits, and figurative art may decrease systolic blood pressure, and modern art and museum office may enhance visitors’ well-being.
A comparison between preference judgments of curvature and sharpness in architectural façades
- Nicole Ruta, S. Mastandrea, O. Penacchio, Stefania Lamaddalena, G. Bove
- PsychologyArchitectural Science Review
- 28 December 2018
ABSTRACT Can curvature drive preference, perceived familiarity, complexity, stability and approachability for architectural façades? In this study, we generated four versions of the same reference…