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The relationship between time perception and awe-inspiring landscapes by day- and night-time

Groen, A.E.A. (2020) The relationship between time perception and awe-inspiring landscapes by day- and night-time.

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Abstract:Various researchers have started to study the effects of the emotion ‘awe’ on various actions, feelings and other variables over the last few years. The current study focuses mainly on the effects awe-inspiring, natural landscapes have on time perception. Participants were shown a VR animation of a high or low-awe landscape set in day- or night-time after which they filled in an extensive questionnaire. Findings show that while night-time, low-awe landscapes made time go by faster, they also made participants feel more alert. Participants influenced by a daytime, high-awe environment, however, were more likely to spend more of their time on helping another person and felt significantly less nervous. The results demonstrate that awe-inspiring landscapes have the potential to make people more willing to volunteer their time to help while helping them feel calmer and more relaxed. This can, in turn, be used to make spending time in waiting rooms less stressful, for example.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Communication Studies MSc (60713)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/80988
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