The Impact of Exposure to Films of Natural and Built Environments on State Body Appreciation

Swami, Viren and Pickering, Mark and Barron, David and Patel, Shreepali (2018) The Impact of Exposure to Films of Natural and Built Environments on State Body Appreciation. Body Image, 26. pp. 70-73. ISSN 1873-6807

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.06.002

Abstract

Previous work has shown that exposure to images of nature results in elevated state body appreciation, but static images may lack ecological validity. Here, we examined the impact of exposure to short films of simulated, first-person walks in natural or built environments. Thirty-six university students completed a measure of state body appreciation before and after watching films of either a walk in a natural or a built environment created specifically for the present study. Two weeks later, they completed the same task but watched the other film type. Results indicated that exposure to the film of a natural environment resulted in significantly elevated state body appreciation (d = 0.66). There was no significant change in state body appreciation following exposure to the film of the built environment (d = 0.14). These findings suggest that exposure to films depicting the natural environment may promote immediate, moderate-sized improvements in state body image.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: State body appreciation, Natural environment, Built environment, Nature, Film
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Viren Swami
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 12:39
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 10:54
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/703083

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