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The restorative benefits of nature: Toward an integrative framework
Journal of Environmental Psychology
Green Psychology
Short Title: Journal of Environmental PsychologyThe restorative benefits of nature
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 1995/09/01/
Pages: 169 - 182
Sources ID: 86571
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.