06. October 2020

Aesthetic Responsiveness Assessment (AReA) Published!

AReA: The Aesthetic Responsiveness Assessment

Some people respond strongly to artwork or music. Others — not so much. The AReA questionnaire is a tool that can be used by researchers in the field of empirical aesthetics to assess whether a potential study participant is likely to show strong responses to aesthetic stimuli. Consisting of 14 questions and available in both English and German, AReA is a quick tool that has a clear factor structure and has been shown to predict observer's overall aesthetic responsiveness to a wide variety of aesthetic stimuli, including artworks, music and poetry.

Full Press Release

Schlotz, W., Wallot, S., Omigie, D., Masucci, M. D., Hoelzmann, S. C., & Vessel, E. A. (2020). The Aesthetic Responsiveness Assessment (AReA): A screening tool to assess individual differences in responsiveness to art in English and German. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000348