Coping with Poverty

  title={Coping with Poverty},
  author={Frances E. Kuo},
  journal={Environment and Behavior},
  pages={34 - 5}
  • F. E. Kuo
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Psychology
  • Environment and Behavior
Considerable evidence suggests that exposure to “green” environments can enhance human effectiveness and make life’s demands seem manageable. Does this phenomenon extend to poor inner cities, where green space is minimal and life’s demands may be overwhelming? In 145 urban public housing residents randomly assigned to buildings with and without nearby nature, attentional functioning and effectiveness in managing major life issues were compared. Residents living in buildings without nearby trees… 

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