The restorative benefits of nature: Toward an integrative framework

  title={The restorative benefits of nature: Toward an integrative framework},
  author={S. Kaplan},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Psychology},
  • S. Kaplan
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Political Science
  • Journal of Environmental Psychology
  • Directed attention plays an important role in human information processing; its fatigue, in turn, has farreaching 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… CONTINUE READING

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