—Many scholars have highlighted the relationship
between Appleton’s theory and safety perception in several
environments. However there is no research which applies this
theory to naturalistic context. In addition there is no study to
introduce a procedure to select environmental stimuli which
represent naturalistic landscapes and operationalize Appleton’s
theory simultaneously. The present paper proposes a sequential
method of design which uses Appleton’s prospect- refuge theory
to select such stimuli. The validity of the method is discussed.
—Environmental stimuli, naturalistic
landscapes, prospect-refuge theory, sequential method.
Sara Farbod is with the Islamic Azad University (Neyshabur Branch),
Neyshabour, Iran (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Sara Farbod, " A Procedure for Selecting Naturalistic Images Based on
Appleton’s Theory," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 793-797, 2015.