Restorative effects of natural environment experiences

Hartig, T.A., M. Mang & G.W. Evans, 1991, Restorative effects of natural environment experiences, in: Environment and Behavior, 23, 3

  • Author : Hartig, T.A., M. Mang & G.W. Evans
  • Year : 1991
  • Journal/Series : Environment and Behavior
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 3
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 23
  • Pages : 3-26
  • Abstract in English : The utility of different theoretical models of restorative experience was explored in a quasi-experimental field study and true experiment. The former included wilderness backpacking and nonwilderness conditions, as well as a control condition in which participants continued with their daily routines. The latter had urban environment, natural environment, and passive conditions. Carefully constructed therapeutic environments may facilitate recovery from mental fatigue induced by certain of the demands of modern life.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: mental restoration, well-being, health, nature, societal significance, planting design. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research.