IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(9): 793-797 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.558

A Procedure for Selecting Naturalistic Images Based on Appleton’s Theory

Sara Farbod
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Environmental stimuli, naturalistic landscapes, prospect-refuge theory, sequential method.

Sara Farbod is with the Islamic Azad University (Neyshabur Branch), Neyshabour, Iran (e-mail: sarafarbod1357@yahoo.cm).

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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.

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