Hartig, T., F.G. Kaiser & P.A. Bowler, 2001, Psychological restoration in nature as a positive motivation for ecological behavior, in: Environment and Behavior, , 4
- Author : Hartig, T., F.G. Kaiser & P.A. Bowler
- Year : 2001
- Journal/Series : Environment and Behavior
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 4
- Pages : 590-607
- Abstract in English : Shifting the focus from fear, guilt, and indignation related to deteriorating environment quality, the authors hypothesized that people who see greater potential for restorative experiences in natural environments also do more to protect them by behaving ecologically, as recycling or reduced driving. Attitudes as cognitive-affective structures that underlie ecological behaviour can be positively as well negatively valenced. In this article authors start from the possibility that positive experience in natural environments underlie the formation, maintenance, and modification of positive attitudes regarding ecological behaviour and its consequences. Attention on fascination, restoration and other motivations might be better suited to promoting ecological behaviour.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: restoration, nature, ecological behaviour, fascination, quality, societal significance, environmental psychology. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic.