Special Issue "Advances in Restorative Environments Research: People, Contexts, and Processes"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: restorative environments and well-being; biodiversity protection; urban environmental quality; place attachment; terrorism and media
Environments can be defined as “restorative” when they promote stress reduction, the recovery of cognitive resources (e.g., directed attention), and overall conditions of health and well-being. Nature has been largely investigated for its restorative potential, but some built environments have also been found to foster restoration, such as, among others, historical sites, museums, monasteries, and pleasant residential environments. The scientific literature on restorative environments has consistently shown their positive effects on health and well-being. Beyond the understanding of several positive outcomes, the scientific community has recently shown an increasing interest in more specific themes, such as referring to people who can experience the above benefits, under what circumstances, and through what psychological processes. However, much more still needs to be understood on several issues, such as:
- restoration and healthy outcomes for different groups of people;
- restoration and healthy outcomes in different typologies of restorative environments;
- relevant psychological mechanisms of psychological restoration, health, and well-being.
Papers addressing these issues are welcome for this Special Issue of IJERPH, particularly when proposing sharp and cutting-edge studies on relevant mediators and moderators of psychological restoration and related healthy outcomes.
Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Scopelliti
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ferdinando Fornara
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- restorative environments
- built environments
- cognitive resources