Natural Versus Urban Scenes

  title={Natural Versus Urban Scenes},
  author={R. Ulrich},
  journal={Environment and Behavior},
  pages={523 - 556}
  • R. Ulrich
  • Published 1981
  • Psychology
  • Environment and Behavior
Subjects viewed sixty color slides of either (1) nature with water, (2) nature dominated by vegetation, or (3) urban environments without water or vegetation. The information rates of the three slide samples were equivalent. Measurements were taken of the effects of the slide presentations on alpha amplitude, heart rate, and emotional states. Results revealed several significant differences as a function of environment, which together indicate that the two categories of nature views had more… Expand
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