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  • 1 Landscape experience

  • 1.3 Interdisciplinary

  • characterisitcs of E.P

    relatievely Young discipline

    Interdisciplanary in nature

    Studies human enviroment interactions on the induvidual level

    Studies these relations in two direction

    uses a variety of methods


  • What are habermas 3validity claims?

    1. Truth - corresponds with facts

    2.Justness - corresponds with norms

    3.Truthfulness - corresponds with mind/thoughts

  • 3different phenomena of landscape? name n explain

    Matterscape -pyscical reality (Truth) Everybody, object

    Powerscape - social reality (Justness) Social  group, organisation

    Mindscape - inner/personal reality (Truthfulness) Induvidual, story


  • Theoretical foundation used to study apporaches to landscape experience

    Biological, Cultural and induvidual factors studied together with matterscape to find out what ?? factor influences how we interpret/create mindscape

  • 4 4approaches in detail, Perception

  • How do individuals acquire social rules?

    through socialisation learning, culture, media and from parents and friends


    Mention 2 historical examples that express assumed beneficial effects of nature on health.

      its monastic infermeries




    Monsastic Gardens

    Pavillion style hospital

  • Do physical activity, air quality and social cohesion explain the positive effect of nature on health?


    Physical activity: People do not excercise more in a green than urban enviroment. although childeren are more active

    Air quality: Effect of vegitation is negligible. Need a large capacity of trees to significantly filter the air and they can impede air flows.

    Social cohesion - people living in green do feel less lonely than in barren neighbourhoods but do not have more contact with neighbours. Possible that other compounding factors are the cause such as money to spend to see relatives.


  • Which theory is part of the pschopyscial approach?


    Prospect and refuge theory by Jay Appelton

  • Which theory relates to the cognitive approach

    Preference Matrix - Kaplan and Kaplan

    And the Arousal theory by Berlyne

  • 3 components of images of nature as distinguished by Keulartz


    Define differences using Congnitive(what is nature), normative(how to manage?) and expressive(what is beautiful)


    Wild image - Wild nature untouched by humans, dont manage, and is beautiful if natural

    Arcadian Image - management is also nature, careful management(beheer), beautiful is in the eye of the beholder.

    Functional image -man made nature is nature too, master over nature, beauty is based on formal principles




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