Stress recovery from virtual exposure to a brown (desert) environment versus a green environment

Although we have seen research on the beneficial relationship between nature contact and human health, little is known on how natural environments that are not green affect stress. Nature and Health researchers tested the effect of a virtual reality exposure to the desert among healthy adult male residents of El Paso, Texas. Their results highlighted that  lived experiences and familiarity with landscapes may play a role in human wellbeing. This article is in press with the Journal of Environmental Psychology.

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Citation: Jie Yin, Gregory N. Bratman, Matthew H. E. Browning, John D. Spengler, & Hector A. Olvera-Alvarez (2022). Stress recovery from virtual exposure to a brown (desert) environment versus a green environment. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 101775.

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