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Summary

This report seeks to draw the link between the use of wood in the built environment and pro-health outcomes. While the study of wood and health is relatively new in the field of environmental psychology, a clear relationship between the presence of other natural elements has been established in built environments. Views to nature, natural sunlight, plants, and water elements all have been shown to provide pro-health benefits both psychologically through positive affect and psychophysiologically by lowering stress reactivity of the autonomic nervous system. Early evidence suggests that the human relationship with wood is similar to previously investigated responses of our species to other natural materials and nature cues. That is, wood is a biophilic material that reduces stress reactivity when present.

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