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Tracking restoration in natural and urban field settings



Dokumenttyp

Zeitschriftenartikel



Autor/en

Hartig, T., Evans, G.W., Jamner, L.D., Davis, S.D., Gärling, T.



Jahr

2003



Zeitschrift/Schriftenreihe

Journal of Environmental Psychology



Heft

23 (2)



Seiten

109 - 123



Beschreibung

We compared psychophysiological stress recovery and directed attention restoration in natural and urban field settings using repeated measures of ambulatory blood pressure, emotion, and attention collected from 112 randomly assigned young adults. To vary restoration needs, we had half of the subjects begin the environmental treatment directly after driving to the field site. The other
half completed attentionally demanding tasks just before the treatment. After the drive or the tasks, sitting in a room with tree views promoted more rapid decline in diastolic blood pressure than sitting in a viewless room. Subsequently walking in a nature reserve initially fostered blood pressure change that indicated greater stress reduction than afforded by walking in the urban surroundings. Performance on an attentional test improved slightly from the pretest to the midpoint of the walk in the nature reserve, while it declined in the urban setting. This opened a performance gap that persisted after the walk. Positive affect increased and anger decreased in the nature reserve by the end of the walk; the opposite pattern emerged in the urban environment. The task manipulation affected emotional self-reports. We discuss implications of the results for theories about restorative environments and
environmental health promotion measures.




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