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Biodiversity and Psychological Well-Being

Korpela, Kalevi, Pasanen, Tytti and Ratcliffe, Eleanor (2018) Biodiversity and Psychological Well-Being In: Urban Biodiversity. ROUTLEDGE in association with GSE Research, pp. 134-149. ISBN 9781315402581

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There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that contact with natural environments can promote well-being and psychological restoration from stress and/or fatigue, especially in the short term (Hartig et al. 2014). Much uncertainty still exists regarding the types of natural environments and the environmental qualities that promote these beneficial outcomes (Hartig et al. 2014), and the role of biodiversity especially is still unclear. Given that biodiversity has been widely recognised as one of the key features that support the global ecosystem and, consequently, humanity (Cardinale et al. 2012), better understanding of the relationship between human well-being and exposure to biodiverse environments is needed. To assess the current evidence on this topic, we searched for peer-reviewed original research articles and reviews from several scientific databases. In this illustrative review, we assess and summarise the main findings with an emphasis on psychological perspectives.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
Korpela, Kalevi
Pasanen, Tytti
Date : 1 January 2018
DOI : 10.9774/GLEAF.9781315402581_10
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 29 Jan 2019 15:59
Last Modified : 29 Jan 2019 15:59

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