Aesthetics, Affect, and Cognition

@article{Kaplan1987AestheticsAA,
  title={Aesthetics, Affect, and Cognition},
  author={Stephen Kaplan},
  journal={Environment and Behavior},
  year={1987},
  volume={19},
  pages={3 - 32}
}
  • S. Kaplan
  • Published 1 January 1987
  • Psychology
  • Environment and Behavior
Scenes of the outdoor physical environment vary substantially in the extent to which they are preferred. Variables empirically found to predict preference can be analyzed both in terms of their information-processing implications and in terms of their evolutionary significance. Some of these predictors appear to require fairly extensive information processing, thus supporting the hypothesis that a rapid, unconscious type of cognition may precede certain affective judgments. Such ties between… 

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