Appreciation of beauty training: A web-based intervention

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Appreciation of beauty training: A web-based intervention

This study presents qualitative findings from a three-week web-based intervention of appreciation of beauty. The intervention consisted of exercises aimed at (i) increasing the awareness of beauty and of how it affects our emotions thoughts and behaviors (ii) cultivating an esthetic attitude in front of beauty and (iii) encouraging participants to expose themselves to beauty. The website included a personal beauty journal a personal multimedia-based beauty portfolio a forum to share beauty experiences and didactic information in audio and video sessions. Most participants reported that the intervention improved some aspects of appreciation of beauty and well-being and to a lesser extent an increased perceptive awakening and self-transcendence.

The Journal of Positive Psychology , 2014 Vol. 9, No. 6, 477 – 481

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