Herzog, T.R, H.C. Chen & J.S. Primeau, 2002, Perception of the restorative potential of natural and other settings, in: Journal of Environmental Psychology, 22,
- Author : Herzog, T.R, H.C. Chen & J.S. Primeau
- Year : 2002
- Journal/Series : Journal of Environmental Psychology
- Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 22
- Pages : 295-306
- Abstract in English : The authors explored a method for measuring what people know about the restorative potential of natural and other settings. In general, participants rated nature activities higher than drugs, and chores but lower than entertainment and exercise. For their best friend, however, the ratings of nature were higher. The authors suggest that reliable and valid measurement of knowledge about environment and well being can be obtained by sensitive research and that the knowledge restorative potential of natural settings might be improved.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: environmental psychology, restorative environments, well-being, fascination. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research.