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Method for demonstrating aesthetic preferences within artistic pictures

dc.contributor.advisorGinsburg, Norman
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Margaret E.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-05T19:24:10Z
dc.date.available2017-06-05T19:24:10Z
dc.date.created1985
dc.date.issued1985
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/1664
dc.description.abstractBerlyne (I97I, pp. 28-29) acknowledged that "Reactions to artificially simple sights and sounds are admittedly a long way from appreciation of art." However, a concern regarding the use of art is an absence of control over the determinants of the subjects* preferences. This research attempted to overcome these methodological problems through the use of artistic pictures with the variation of a single stimulus within each picture, and consisted of two experiments, with university students as subjects. Experiment 1 determined aesthetic preferences for size and location of the moon. Forty redrawn photocopies of "Moose at Night (Moonlight)** of Tom Thomson, were put on slides and used for eliciting aesthetic preferences. The moon was varied on each slide, with 5 different elevations and 8 different sizes.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectAesthetics
dc.subjectPainting
dc.titleMethod for demonstrating aesthetic preferences within artistic pictures
dc.typeThesis
etd.degree.nameMaster of Arts
etd.degree.levelMaster
etd.degree.disciplinePsychology
etd.degree.grantorLakehead University


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