Psychological Benefits


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    Spending Time in Natural Settings Decreases Anxiety and Improves Memory

    Article Title: The benefits of nature experience: Improved affect and cognition

    Authors: Gregory N. Bratmana, Gretchen C. Daily, Benjamin J. Levy, & James J. Gross

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    Walks in Natural Settings Help Stop the Mind from Dwelling on Negative Thoughts, Improves Mood, and can Reduce Depression

    Article Title: Nature experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation

    Authors: Gregory N. Bratmana, J. Paul Hamilton, Kevin S. Hahn, Gretchen C. Daily, & James J. Gross

    Article Title: Interacting with nature improves cognition and affect for individuals with depression

    Authors: Marc G. Berman, Ethan Kross, Katherine M. Krpan, Mary K. Askren, Aleah Burson, Patricia J. Deldin, Stephen Kaplan, Lindsey Sherdell, Ian H. Gotlib, & John Jonides

    Young boy kayaking

    Kids who Play Outside are Smarter, Happier, More Attentive, and Less Anxious than Kids who Spend More Time Indoors

    Article Title: Experiencing nature in children's summer camps: Affective, cognitive and behavioural consequences

    Authors: Silvia Collado, Henk Staats, & José A. Corraliza

    Article Title: The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age

    Two children overlooking the Grand Canyon

    Contact with the Natural World Reduces Symptoms of ADD in Children as Young as Five

    Article Title: Children With Attention Deficits Concentrate Better After Walk in the Park

    Authors: Andrea Faber Taylor & Frances E. Kuo

    Article Titie: Childhood Development and Access to Nature: A New Direction for Environmental Inequality Research

    Authors: Susan Strife & Liam Downey

    Outdoor jogger

    Joggers who Exercise in Natural Settings Feel More Restored and Less Anxious, Angry, and Depressed than Others who Exercise Indoors

    Article Title: Influences of Green Outdoors versus Indoors Environmental Settings on Psychological and Social Outcomes of Controlled Exercise

    Authors: Mike Rogerson, Valerie F. Gladwell, Daniel J. Gallagher, & Jo L. Barton

    Three people overlooking a canyon

    Spending Time in Natural Environments, Even Just Viewing Scenery, can Improve the Ability to Concentrate

    Article Title: Nature and Health

    Authors: Terry Hartig, Richard Mitchell, Sjerp de Vries, & Howard Frumkin