The concept of nature has a great variability across cultures and could be considered as an artifact that contains and conveys cultural information. The cross-cultural research on nature suggests that culture is a valuable theoretical framework to understand the wide range of place-oriented attitudes, emotions, and perceptions. Although it is a classic theme in the environmental psychology field, the positive psychological effects triggered by natural environments have been poorly investigated in a cross-cultural perspective, favoring an evolutionary orientation in attempting to settle universal processes. Our contribution criticizes this mainstream view suggesting a crossbreeding with some key concepts coming from positive and cultural psychology (optimal experience, flourishing, positive emotions, vitality, cultural self). Highlighting some recent researches with an alternative view of the nature-well-being relationship, we aim to propose a wider framework encompassing natural areas, positive place experiences and cultures of belonging.
|Titolo:||Culture, environmental psychology, and well-being: an emergent theoretical framework|
|Autori interni:||RAINISIO, NICOLA (Corresponding)|
INGHILLERI DI VILLADAURO, PAOLO MARIA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||environmental psychology; cultural psychology; culture; nature; positive psychology; well-being|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-PSI/05 - Psicologia Sociale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/978-94-007-4611-4_7|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|
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