Exploration and the power of nature for cognitive growth

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April 21, 2019

Exploration and the power of nature for cognitive growth

Positive psychology and numerous other disciplines of research have examined the capacity for nature to enhance cognitive growth and promote higher levels of mental well being. This is a brief deck summarizing the research to date and was inspired by the work of Richard Louv.

YouTube chat for a brief explanation of deck: https://youtu.be/MTMDvIkh3Dg

Resources
Louv R (2016) Vitamin N. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books.
Louv R (2008) Last child in the woods. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books.
Sarathy V (2018) Real World Problem-Solving. Frontiers in human neuroscience 12: 261-261.
McMahan EA and Estes D (2015) The effect of contact with natural environments on positive and negative affect: A meta-analysis. The Journal of Positive Psychology 10: 507-519.
Berman MG, Jonides J and Kaplan S (2008) The Cognitive Benefits of Interacting With Nature. Psychological Science 19: 1207-1212.
Kuo M, Barnes M and Jordan C (2019) Do Experiences With Nature Promote Learning? Converging Evidence of a Cause-and-Effect Relationship. Frontiers in Psychology 10: 305.
Miles JNV, Parast L, Babey SH, Griffin BA and Saunders JM (2017) A Propensity-Score-Weighted Population-Based Study of the Health Benefits of Dogs and Cats for Children. Anthrozoös 30: 429-440.
Brussoni M, Gibbons R, Gray C, Ishikawa T, Sandseter BE, et al. (2015) What is the Relationship between Risky Outdoor Play and Health in Children? A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12.
Becker C, Lauterbach G, Spengler S, Dettweiler U and Mess F (2017) Effects of Regular Classes in Outdoor Education Settings: A Systematic Review on Students’ Learning, Social and Health Dimensions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14.
Xiong S, Sankaridurg P, Naduvilath T, Zang J, Zou H, et al. (2017) Time spent in outdoor activities in relation to myopia prevention and control: a meta-analysis and systematic review. Acta Ophthalmologica 95: 551-566.
Gascon M, Zijlema W, Vert C, White MP and Nieuwenhuijsen MJ (2017) Outdoor blue spaces, human health and well-being: A systematic review of quantitative studies. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 220: 1207-1221.
Xiong S, Sankaridurg P, Naduvilath T, Zang J, Zou H, et al. (2017) Time spent in outdoor activities in relation to myopia prevention and control: a meta-analysis and systematic review. Acta Ophthalmologica 95: 551-566.
Capaldi CA, Dopko RL and Zelenski JM (2014) The relationship between nature connectedness and happiness: a meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychology 5: 976.
Plambech T and Konijnendijk van den Bosch CC (2015) The impact of nature on creativity – A study among Danish creative professionals. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 14: 255-263.
Howell AJ, Dopko RL, Passmore H-A and Buro K (2011) Nature connectedness: Associations with well-being and mindfulness. Personality and Individual Differences 51: 166-171.
Studente S, Seppala N and Sadowska N (2016) Facilitating creative thinking in the classroom: Investigating the effects of plants and the colour green on visual and verbal creativity. Thinking Skills and Creativity 19: 1-8.
Leong LYC, Fischer R and McClure J (2014) Are nature lovers more innovative? The relationship between connectedness with nature and cognitive styles. Journal of Environmental Psychology 40: 57-63.
Leong LYC, Fischer R and McClure J (2014) Are nature lovers more innovative? The relationship between connectedness with nature and cognitive styles. Journal of Environmental Psychology 40: 57-63.
Schutte NS and Malouff JM (2018) Mindfulness and connectedness to nature: A meta-analytic investigation. Personality and Individual Differences 127: 10-14.
Balundė A, Jovarauskaitė L and Poškus MS (2019) Exploring the Relationship Between Connectedness With Nature, Environmental Identity, and Environmental Self-Identity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. SAGE Open 9: 2158244019841925.
Williams KJH, Lee KE, Hartig T, Sargent LD, Williams NSG, et al. (2018) Conceptualising creativity benefits of nature experience: Attention restoration and mind wandering as complementary processes. Journal of Environmental Psychology 59: 36-45.

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