Underestimating Nearby Nature

  title={Underestimating Nearby Nature},
  author={Elizabeth K. Nisbet and John M. Zelenski},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1101 - 1106}
Modern lifestyles disconnect people from nature, and this may have adverse consequences for the well-being of both humans and the environment. In two experiments, we found that although outdoor walks in nearby nature made participants much happier than indoor walks did, participants made affective forecasting errors, such that they systematically underestimated nature’s hedonic benefit. The pleasant moods experienced on outdoor nature walks facilitated a subjective sense of connection with… 

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