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Do we really know what makes us happy A review of the economic literature on the factors associated with subjective well-being
Blue space: The importance of water for preference, affect, and restorativeness ratings of natural and built scenes
Would You Be Happier Living in a Greener Urban Area? A Fixed-Effects Analysis of Panel Data
It is found that, on average, individuals have both lower mental distress and higher well-being when living in urban areas with more green space, and the potential cumulative benefit at the community level highlights the importance of policies to protect and promote urban green spaces for well- Being.
How Can Measures of Subjective Well-Being Be Used to Inform Public Policy?
- P. Dolan, M. White
- Economics, Political SciencePerspectives on psychological science : a journal…
- 1 March 2007
This article discusses how a subjective (mental-state) approach could be used to aid the achievement of objective-list and desire-fulfillment policy goals, and considers ways in which a subjective approach may benefit policymakers in its own right.
Attention Restoration Theory: A systematic review of the attention restoration potential of exposure to natural environments
- H. Ohly, M. White, R. Garside
- PsychologyJournal of toxicology and environmental health…
- 26 September 2016
The diversity of evidence around ART is highlighted in terms of populations, study design, and outcomes, with significant positive effects of exposure to natural environments for three measures (Digit Span Forward, Digit Span Backward, and Trail Making Test B).
Risk interpretation and action: A conceptual framework for responses to natural hazards
Nature and mental health: An ecosystem service perspective
It is shown how ecosystem service assessments can be expanded to include mental health, and a heuristic, conceptual model for doing so is provided.
Feelings of restoration from recent nature visits
Risk Perceptions of Mobile Phone Use While Driving
- M. White, J. Eiser, Peter R. Harris
- PsychologyRisk analysis : an official publication of the…
- 1 April 2004
Given the growing number of in-car technological innovations, it is suggested that regulators act strategically, rather than finding themselves developing a series of "hazard-specific" regulations, which may ultimately lack coherence.