A model of aesthetic appreciation and aesthetic judgments.

  title={A model of aesthetic appreciation and aesthetic judgments.},
  author={Helmut Leder and Benno Belke and Andries Oeberst and Dorothee Augustin},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  volume={95 Pt 4},
Although aesthetic experiences are frequent in modern life, there is as of yet no scientifically comprehensive theory that explains what psychologically constitutes such experiences. These experiences are particularly interesting because of their hedonic properties and the possibility to provide self-rewarding cognitive operations. We shall explain why modern art's large number of individualized styles, innovativeness and conceptuality offer positive aesthetic experiences. Moreover, the… 

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