Views of Nature and Self-discipline : Evidence from Inner City Children

  title={Views of Nature and Self-discipline : Evidence from Inner City Children},
  author={Andrea Faber Taylor and Franc{\^e}s and {\'E}. and KUO ANDWILLIAM and C... and Sullivan},
Children growing up in the inner city are at risk of academic underachievement, juvenile delinquency, teenage pregnancy, and other important negative outcomes. Avoiding these outcomes requires self-discipline. Self-discipline, in turn, may draw on directed attention, a limited resource that can be renewed through contact with nature. This study examined the relationship between near-home nature and three forms of self-discipline in 169 inner city girls and boys randomly assigned to 12… CONTINUE READING

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