Event Title

Understanding the Aesthetic Judgements and Art Viewings

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Poster- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

The purpose of our investigation is to further explore the emotions that underlie our aesthetic judgments. Previous studies have suggested that fear, happiness, and disgust are all prominent emotions influencing our appreciation of art. However, two studies have revealed conflicting results: one found that fear increases positive aesthetic judgments and happiness does not (Eskine, Kacinik, & Prinz, 2012) whereas another studied indicated that happiness does increase positive aesthetic judgments (Flexas A. et. al., 2013). There is confusion among the results of these two studies, so we would like to clarify the results through a similar study on how happiness and fear influence our aesthetic judgments.

Faculty Sponsor

Travis Carter

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

963

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Apr 30th, 2:00 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Understanding the Aesthetic Judgements and Art Viewings

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

The purpose of our investigation is to further explore the emotions that underlie our aesthetic judgments. Previous studies have suggested that fear, happiness, and disgust are all prominent emotions influencing our appreciation of art. However, two studies have revealed conflicting results: one found that fear increases positive aesthetic judgments and happiness does not (Eskine, Kacinik, & Prinz, 2012) whereas another studied indicated that happiness does increase positive aesthetic judgments (Flexas A. et. al., 2013). There is confusion among the results of these two studies, so we would like to clarify the results through a similar study on how happiness and fear influence our aesthetic judgments.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/63