Do observers like curvature or do they dislike angularity? (British Journal of Psychology 2015)

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Description: Bertamini, M. Palumbo, L., Gheorghes, T.N., & Galatsidas, M. (2015). Do observers like curvature or do they dislike angularity?. British Journal of Psychology. 107, 1, 154-178. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12132


Abstract Humans have a preference for curved over angular shapes, an effect noted by artists as well as scientists. It may be that people like smooth curves or that people dislike angles, or both. We investigated this phenomenon in four experiments. Using abstract shapes differing in type of contour (angular vs. curved) and complexity, Experiment 1 confirmed a preference for curvature not linked t...


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