Aesthetics: Antecedents, underlying processes and behavioural consequences

Martin REIMANN, Clark C. CAO

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Abstract

Ever since Gustav Theodor Fechner first empirically investigated the aesthetic properties of different rectangles in his seminal work Vorschule der Ästhetik more than 130 years ago (Fechner, 1876), psychologists have been fascinated with the experimental study of aesthetics – in spite of the intricacy of the subject. In this chapter, we ask and methodically review what has happened since Fechner’s very early attempt to empirically understand aesthetics in both general psychology and its applied domain, consumer psychology. We also attempt to categorize the existing empirical literature on aesthetics to see which aspects of aesthetics have received the most attention from researchers and which may be understudied.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology
EditorsCathrine V. Jansson-Boyd, Magdalena J. Zawisza
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter30
Pages644-669
ISBN (Electronic)9781317539933
ISBN (Print)9781138846494
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

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NameRoutledge International Handbooks Series
PublisherRoutledge

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Consumer psychology
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REIMANN, M., & CAO, C. C. (2016). Aesthetics: Antecedents, underlying processes and behavioural consequences. In C. V. Jansson-Boyd, & M. J. Zawisza (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology (pp. 644-669). (Routledge International Handbooks Series). Routledge.
REIMANN, Martin ; CAO, Clark C. / Aesthetics: Antecedents, underlying processes and behavioural consequences. Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology. editor / Cathrine V. Jansson-Boyd ; Magdalena J. Zawisza. Routledge, 2016. pp. 644-669 (Routledge International Handbooks Series).
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REIMANN, M & CAO, CC 2016, Aesthetics: Antecedents, underlying processes and behavioural consequences. in CV Jansson-Boyd & MJ Zawisza (eds), Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology. Routledge International Handbooks Series, Routledge, pp. 644-669.

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Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology. ed. / Cathrine V. Jansson-Boyd; Magdalena J. Zawisza. Routledge, 2016. p. 644-669 (Routledge International Handbooks Series).

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REIMANN M, CAO CC. Aesthetics: Antecedents, underlying processes and behavioural consequences. In Jansson-Boyd CV, Zawisza MJ, editors, Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology. Routledge. 2016. p. 644-669. (Routledge International Handbooks Series).