A new course in nature psychology at Michigan Technological University (MTU) immerses students in real-life research on the cognitive benefits of getting outside. The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (CLS) blended the wellness findings of exposure to nature with the abundant outdoor activities and endless beauty of the area into a new course: Nature Psychology. The course has been developed by Assistant Professor Samantha Smith, with noteworthy contributions from several MTU faculty. The course uses an interdisciplinary, experience-based approach to help students explore how mental function is connected to the natural environment.
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