How do emotions work? – Basic model of Emotions

In one of our previous posts - How to design atmospheres attuned to the concerns of the user? - we briefly mentioned the basic model of emotions. In this post we'll discuss the model in more detail. People differ in their emotional responses towards a given building. Nevertheless, in spite of these interpersonal differences, the process of emotion, i.e. the … Continue reading How do emotions work? – Basic model of Emotions

Prof.dr. Nico Frijda: contemporary architecture is atrocious!

In several of our theory posts we cited Nico Frijda, which is not so strange because he is one of the most cited scientists in psychology. Nico Frijda is professor emeritus at the University of Amsterdam and is regarded as a founding father of contemporary emotion research. Frijda developed a theory of emotions with the … Continue reading Prof.dr. Nico Frijda: contemporary architecture is atrocious!

What is emotion? (part 2) – 3 Perspectives on Emotion

In What is emotion? (part 1) - 4 Affective states we discussed the different affective states of emotion. In this post we'll focus on different perspectives on emotion in the field of psychology. Perspectives When surveying emotion research in the field of psychology, one finds various traditions that hold different views on how to go … Continue reading What is emotion? (part 2) – 3 Perspectives on Emotion

What is emotion? (part 1) – 4 Affective states

In a previous post - How to design atmospheres attuned to the concerns of the user? - we talked about emotions and how architecture can influence the emotional state of a person. In this post we'll explain what emotion actually is. The word ‘emotion’ is often applied to a wide variety of phenomena, such as passions, … Continue reading What is emotion? (part 1) – 4 Affective states