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Record number 552431
Title Nature and mental health: An ecosystem service perspective
Author(s) Bratman, Gregory N.; Anderson, Christopher B.; Berman, Marc G.; Cochran, Bobby; Vries, Sjerp De; Flanders, Jon; Folke, Carl; Frumkin, Howard; Gross, James J.; Hartig, Terry; Kahn, Peter H.; Kuo, Ming; Lawler, Joshua J.; Levin, Phillip S.; Lindahl, Therese; Meyer-lindenberg, Andreas; Mitchell, Richard; Ouyang, Zhiyun; Roe, Jenny; Scarlett, Lynn; Smith, Jeffrey R.; Bosch, Matilda Van Den; Wheeler, Benedict W.; White, Mathew P.; Zheng, Hua; Daily, Gretchen C.
Source Science Advances 5 (2019)7. - ISSN 2375-2548 - 15 p.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aax0903
Department(s) Regional Development and Spatial Use
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Abstract A growing body of empirical evidence is revealing the value of nature experience for mental health. With rapid urbanization and declines in human contact with nature globally, crucial decisions must be made about how to preserve and enhance opportunities for nature experience. Here, we first provide points of consensus across the natural, social, and health sciences on the impacts of nature experience on cognitive functioning, emotional well-being, and other dimensions of mental health. We then show how ecosystem service assessments can be expanded to include mental health, and provide a heuristic, conceptual model for doing so.
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