Affective Assessment of High and Low-Density Residential and Functional Environments

  • Rafael Tomás Cardoso Universidad de Castilla La Mancha
  • María Amérigo Dpto. Psicología. Facultad de Humanidades de Toledo. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.
  • Juan Ignacio Aragonés Facultad de Psicología. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Campus de Somosaguas. Madrid
Keywords: Residential environment, functional environment, pleasure, arousal, density.


This paper contrasts high and low-density residential and functional environments through an assessment of the pleasure and arousal said environments elicit. The relationships between these affective dimensions and a measure of emotional well-being and personality traits are also explored. Two hundred thirty-eight university students assessed the degree of pleasure and arousal elicited by a series of images depicting high and low-density residential and functional environments. The findings clearly reveal that residential environments produce more pleasurable feelings than functional spaces, regardless of their density. However, as regards arousal, the feelings produced by residential and functional environments vary on depending on their density. It concludes that residential environments are more adaptable environments in terms of emotional well-being.


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How to Cite
Tomás Cardoso, R., Amérigo, M., & Aragonés, J. I. (2016). Affective Assessment of High and Low-Density Residential and Functional Environments. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 32(3), 879-885.
Social Psychology