Beyond Tropical and Quaint: People's Psychophysiological Urban Forest Responses
One of the most important and least recognized benefits of the urban forest is its power to improve physical and mental health of people. Although research has documented benefits that plants have to societies and individuals, minorities and underserved populations do not always benefit from the urban forest. This project's purpose is to increase our understanding of the psychological benefits of trees using psychophysiological measures to reveal positive and negative relationships between people and the urban forest. Results will be targeted for educational programs, and assisting in changing policymakers and developers attitudes about the importance of the urban forest.
University of Hawaii
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Research & Human Dimensions