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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2017, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (8): 1360-1374.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01360

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 Nature connectedness: It’s concept, measurement, function and intervention

 YANG Ying1; GENG Liuna2; XIANG Peng2; ZHANG Jing1; ZHU Lifang1   

  1.  (1 Mental Health Education & Counseling Centre, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan 316022, China) (2 School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China)
  • Received:2016-11-01 Online:2017-08-15 Published:2017-06-25
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Abstract:  Nature connectedness is an individual difference of people’s sense of connection with nature, including nature perspectives, affection and experience. The measuring approaches include self-reported scales and Implicit Association Test. Theoretical and empirical evidence indicates that engagement with nature can restore mental fatigue, improve cognitive performance, relieve physical and mental symptoms, enhance well-being, and increase prosociality. Researchers have developed series of interventions to boost nature connectedness. The future directions should further investigate its concept, methodology, conditions of positive effect, cultural variables and so on.

Key words: nature connectedness, measurement, restorativeness, well-being

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