Community Health Collection (Monteverde Institute)

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Autoevaluaciones de la felicidad antes y después de caminar en Monteverde, Costa Rica

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Publication Date

April 2014

Abstract

Abstract

Conservation of the environment and natural systems is important for many reasons and motivations for conservation efforts can come myriad perspectives. Following E.O. Wilson's (1984) concept of biophilia, this study seeks to explore the effects of nature on human happiness with the hope of providing evidence that environmental conservation is important for human well-being. Surveying entrants to the Curi-Cancha Reserve in Monteverde, Costa Rica, and using a self-case study, I find a positive relationship between hiking and level of happiness.

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Conservación del medio ambiente y los sistemas naturales es importante por muchas razones y motivaciones porque los esfuerzos de la conservación pueden venir desde perspectivas múltiples. Siguiendo el concepto de biophilia de E.O. Wilson (1984), este estudio busca explorar los efectos de la naturaleza sobre la felicidad humana con la esperanza de proporcionar evidencia de que la conservación del medio ambiente es importante para el bienestar humano. Usando una encuesta de los turistas de la Reserva Curi-Cancha en Monteverde, Costa Rica, y un estudio de caso de mi mismo, yo encontré una relación positiva entre el caminar en el bosque y el de la felicidad.

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Mental health, Salud mental, Happiness, Felicidad, Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Monteverde Zone, Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Zona de Monteverde, Mount Holyoke and Goucher 2014

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Mental health; Salud mental; Happiness; Felicidad; Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Monteverde Zone; Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Zona de Monteverde; Mount Holyoke and Goucher 2014

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Monteverde Institute MVI

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M38-00112

Self-assessments of happiness before and after hiking in Monteverde, Costa Rica

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