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Title (Primary) Theoretical foundations of biodiversity and mental well-being relationships
Title (Secondary) Biodiversity and health in the face of climate change
Author Marselle, M.R.;
Publisher Marselle, M.R.; Stadler, J.; Korn, H.; Irvine, K.N.; Bonn, A.;
Year 2019
Department iDiv; ESS;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
Keywords Mental well-being; Biodiversity; Theory; Ecosystem services; Attention restoration theory; Stress reduction theory
Abstract This chapter briefly describes six frameworks that offer perspective on the relationships between biodiverse natural environments and mental well-being. The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of these frameworks to enable theoretical grounding of future biodiversity and mental well-being studies. The frameworks are largely from the field of environmental psychology and represent the majority of theories used in biodiversity and health research (The Preference Matrix; fractal geometry; the Biophilia Hypothesis; Stress Reduction Theory; Attention Restoration Theory; and Ecosystem Service Cascade Model). A general overview of each framework discusses its conceptualisation of biodiversity and mental well-being outcomes, with supporting empirical research. The chapter then summarises the six frameworks with regard to their hypotheses for biodiversity and mental well-being.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=21959
Marselle, M.R. (2019):
Theoretical foundations of biodiversity and mental well-being relationships
In: Marselle, M.R., Stadler, J., Korn, H., Irvine, K.N., Bonn, A. (eds.)
Biodiversity and health in the face of climate change
Springer, Cham, p. 133 - 158