Are all types of natural environments created equal? A comparison of different elements in nature for improving restoration in work environments

Brittany Neilson, Theresa Nguyen, Alex Bukowski, Martina Klein

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Abstract

Prior research suggested images that feature aquatic elements were perceived to be more restorative. Specifically, images with a larger proportion of aquatic elements compared to greenery elements were more restorative than images that contained just greenery elements. This idea has been referred to as the "dose effect" of water. However, related work was not able to extend these results, leading to questions about the validity of the effect. The current study was conducted to determine whether we could replicate the "dose effect" using the same images as previous researchers and whether we could generalize the "dose effect" to a unique set of images. Our results indicated that we were unable to replicate the "dose effect" using the same images utilized in prior research, and we were also unable to generalize it to a unique set of images.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1247-1251
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289531
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017 - Austin, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2017Oct 13 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2017-October
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

ConferenceHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period10/9/1710/13/17

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