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The restorative benefits of nature: Toward an integrative framework
Journal of Environmental Psychology
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: Nov 30, 1994
Pages: 169 - 182
Sources ID: 36231
Notes: Green Psychology
Visibility: Public (group default)
Abstract: (Show)
Directed attention plays an important role in human information processing; its fatigue, in turn, has far-reaching consequences. Attention Restoration Theory provides an analysis of the kinds of experiences that lead to recovery from such fatigue. Natural environments turn out to be particularly rich in the characteristics necessary for restorative experiences. An integrative framework is proposed that places both directed attention and stress in the larger context of human-environment relationships.