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The affective benefits of nature exposure: What's nature got to do with it?

Authors
  • Meidenbauer, Kimberly L.1
  • Stenfors, Cecilia U.D.1, 2, 3
  • Bratman, Gregory N.4
  • Gross, James J.5
  • Schertz, Kathryn E.1
  • Choe, Kyoung Whan1
  • Berman, Marc G.1
  • 1 The Environmental Neuroscience Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2 Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 3 & Society, Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden
  • 4 School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
  • 5 Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Environmental Psychology
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd.
Publication Date
Sep 18, 2020
Volume
72
Pages
101498–101498
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2020.101498
PMID: 32982008
PMCID: PMC7500282
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
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Abstract

• Environment and preference level were manipulated and affect change was measured. • Preference predicted affect change, but environment type did not. • Individuals' own preference ratings were highly predictive of change in affect. • Ratings of the scenes' beauty were identical to ratings of affinity/liking.

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