Recent studies show that simply by having positive contact with nature will mean that you feel closer to it. So if you use the 'natural' environment in a particular way does this change the degree of affinity one feels.
It could be said that as cyclists travel at higher speeds they take in less of what's around them. I'd like to hear your opinions via the forum and get some info. via a survey if you can spare 3-4 minutes. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Closeness_to_Nature
Are Runners closer to nature than cyclists. Do vegetarians differ significantly to carnivores in how they feel about nature, do BMX enthusiasts get the same things from being in the environment as naturalists, and does a Snowboarder feel the same way as someone who’s into surfing!
Recent studies in psychology show that spending time in nature is good for mental health as well as physical health, simply looking at pictures of the environment has been shown to change peoples behaviour .
So if looking at pictures, of trees say, can influence people to be more generous I wonder if there are different things that people get from the ‘natural’ environment.
I’m posting this as I think this is something that may interest people. I’m carrying out a pilot study for my BSc that takes around 2 minutes to complete online and I’ll let anyone who’s interested know what I found out at the end
It's only clicking buttons and requires no hard thinking or written answers and its completely anonymous