Stream flow effects on the perceived scenic beauty of a wild and scenic river

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Title:
Stream flow effects on the perceived scenic beauty of a wild and scenic river
Author:
Hetherington, John, 1969-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Environment perception research has traditionally relied upon perceptual surrogates in the methodological assessment of landscape preference. The ability of surrogates to sufficiently represent particular environmental conditions should be a continual concern for preference research. Judgments of scenic beauty for two different mediums of representation, static and dynamic surrogates, of a Wild and Scenic river were compared to determine if the preservation of motion in necessary for sensitive judgments of scenic beauty. Flow level, a dynamic element of the river landscape, was hypothesized to influence judgments of scenic beauty only in the dynamic medium condition, and not in the static medium condition. The results indicated that subjects who rated scenes in both medium conditions were sensitive to changes in stream flow level. The method of presentation was also argued to have a substantial influence on preference ratings.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychology, Experimental.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Daniel, Terry C.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleStream flow effects on the perceived scenic beauty of a wild and scenic riveren_US
dc.creatorHetherington, John, 1969-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHetherington, John, 1969-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractEnvironment perception research has traditionally relied upon perceptual surrogates in the methodological assessment of landscape preference. The ability of surrogates to sufficiently represent particular environmental conditions should be a continual concern for preference research. Judgments of scenic beauty for two different mediums of representation, static and dynamic surrogates, of a Wild and Scenic river were compared to determine if the preservation of motion in necessary for sensitive judgments of scenic beauty. Flow level, a dynamic element of the river landscape, was hypothesized to influence judgments of scenic beauty only in the dynamic medium condition, and not in the static medium condition. The results indicated that subjects who rated scenes in both medium conditions were sensitive to changes in stream flow level. The method of presentation was also argued to have a substantial influence on preference ratings.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Experimental.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDaniel, Terry C.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1341275en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26341505en_US
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