University of South Florida (USF) M3 Publishing


Today, many scientists have stated that the use of nature-based products and activities at certain rates together with the healing effect of modern medical techniques during the epidemic that affects the whole world has health-supporting benefits. Based on these views, people's consumption of products obtained from natural resources has increased and the interest in outdoor activities in nature has increased. Due to the positive effects of these activities on mental health, socialization and rehabilitation processes, over time, it became necessary to consider these activities within the scope of therapeutic recreation applied to groups with health restrictions such as the disabled, the elderly and chronic patients. In this study, it was aimed to emphasize the importance of nature therapy (ecotherapy) performed within the scope of therapeutic recreation in terms of human health, to reveal the types and qualities of nature therapy and to evaluate its benefits to community psychology. The absence of a study investigating the effects of nature-based therapeutic activities on community psychology during the pandemic process makes the study different.



Recommended Citation

Yalvaç, A., Yalçın, E., & Kasalak, M. A. (2022). The effect of COVID-19 pandemic process on social psychology and nature-based therapeutic activities. In L. Altinay, O. M. Karatepe, & M. Tuna (Eds.), Advances in managing tourism across continents (Vol. 2, pp. 1–11). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833080

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