Kuo, F., 2001, Coping with poverty: impacts of environments and attention in the inner city, in: Environment and Behavior, , 1
- Author : Kuo, F.
- Year : 2001
- Journal/Series : Environment and Behavior
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 1
- Pages : 5-34
- Abstract in English : Urban public housing residents (USA) face a sea of troubles (poverty). Do environmental designers and environmental design researches have anything to contribute? Are there changes to help the physical environment of public housing that could help give residents the strength to “take arms” against their troubles, and by opposing, potentially end them. This study examines whether trees and grass may helpful in restoring more favourable mental conditions. This study indicated that residents living in buildings without nearby trees and grass reported more procrastination if facing their major issues and assessed their issues as more server, less soluble, and more longstanding than did their counterparts living in greener surroundings.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: environmental psychology, nature, nearby nature, trees, restorative environments, restoration, mental fatigue, Attention Restoration Theory. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research.