Eco Existential Positive Psychology : Experiences, Nature, Existential Anxieties, And Well Being

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1. Holli-Anne Passmore. Eco-existential Positive Psychology: Experiences in nature, existential anxieties, and well-being
2. Chief Purpose: To encourage researchers, psychologists, and therapist to utilize information within the article to promote involvement with nature upon the human population. To help the human race to develop an eco-friendly environment.
3. Theory and theoretical model: No focal theory or theoretical model used.
Hypothesis: “We propose that affiliating with nature affords us the opportunity to be fully flourishing human beings.”
4. Five Important Points:
a. “Experiences in nature can result in a direct increase of various forms of happiness or well-being, in addition to increasing well-being via satisfaction of basic psychological needs” (p. 374).
> This was an important point made in the article as it places emphasis on how interaction with the environment can increase a person’s overall well-being: physical and mental. Many clinicians that I know will communicate to their clients the importance of engaging in nature to reduce depressive symptoms; they communicate that mental grounding and nature activities will improve self-confidence and provide clients with a sense of altruism and purpose.
b. “It is only through embracing life in its totality, that we can uplift humanity and improve the human condition” p. 384 > In a personal perspective this statement is relevant and accurate. Many people take life for granted through lack…

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