EVENTS Research Presentation on Nov 22: The Effects of Nature & Exercise on Student Learning and Affect

All are invited to the research presentation “The Effects of Nature & Exercise on Student Learning and Affect” on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Walters Hall Room 100. 

This session will present research in an emerging area of environmental psychology is showing how direct exposure to nature positively affects social development, physical health, mental well-being, and learning. Patrick Owen will present data demonstrating that students learn as effectively and have more positive attitudes toward learning when instruction takes place in a natural environment. Kathleen Fuegen will describe the effects of natural environments and exercise on measures of affect (emotional state).


Patrick C. Owen PhD
(Biology Department, University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College)

Kathleen A. Fuegen PhD
(Department of Psychological Science, Northern Kentucky University)


UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in nearly 50 degrees and certificates, as well as tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio.


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