Restorative Effects of Natural Environment Experiences

  title={Restorative Effects of Natural Environment Experiences},
  author={Terry Hartig and Ma Mang and Gary W. Evans},
  journal={Environment and Behavior},
  pages={26 - 3}
The utility of different theoretical models of restorative experience was explored in a quasi-experimental field study and a true experiment. The former included wilderness backpacking and nonwilderness vacation conditions, as well as a control condition in which participants continued with their daily routines. The latter had urban environment, natural environment, and passive relaxation conditions. Multimethod assessments of restoration consisted of self-reports of affective states, cognitive… 

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