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Completed Theses


Sommerfeld, J. (2022). Family experiences in nature: How parents may influence their children's exposure to the natural environment.


McCutcheon, R. (2022). Green leadership in the classroom: Investigating teachers’ environmental leadership, well-being, impressions of nature, and motivation to take students outdoors.

Scheltens, T. (2021). Individual differences in human tolerance for wildlife and the role of nature relatedness.

Hooke-Wood, F. (2020). A comparison of nature activities: Citizen science, environmental education, and mere nature exposure.


Lachance, D. (2020). What nature is best?: Testing the effects of green and blue space on mood and environmental concern.


Tejpar, L. M. (2018). Gratitude is in our nature: How mindful appreciation of nature affects well-being.


Pasinetti, J. (2017). Sweat it out: Attitudes and decision making surrounding ethical garments.

B.A./B.Sc. Honours


St. Germaine, N. (2022). Who benefits most from nature? Exploring how connection to nature and environmental characteristics influence the subjective well-being benefits of nature contact.

Ward, C. (2022). Effects of animal characteristics on an individual’s emotional reactions to memorable wildlife experiences. (S. Rutherford co-supervisor)


Thibert, C. (2021). Exploring representations of racial diversity in nature-based media.

Bell, A. (2021). Nature and stress: The joint role of nature connectedness and nature contact on student well-being in a pandemic.

Craymer, C. (2020). The mood effects of viewing familiar and exotic wildlife images.


Sheppard, H. (2020). Art in nature: Connecting humans and nature through creativity.


Hooke-Wood, A. (2018). Types of nature and their effects on well-being.


Scheltens, T. (2017). Nature relatedness and human perceptions of wildlife.


Caldwell, D. (2016). The influence of wildlife perspective taking on environmental concern.


Shaw, D. (2016). Relationships between neighbourhood trees and well-being.


Lachance, D. (2014).  Nature and self-regulation: Exploring the influence of nature contact on impulse control in a student sample.


Paton, I. (2014). University outdoor and environmental education courses’ effect on conservation values, nature connectedness and well-being.


Sinclair, V. (2014). Students and nature: The link between time outdoors and wellbeing.


Finney, L. (2013).  The hidden value of viewing nature during exercise: Affective forecasting, green exercise, and well-being.


Brown, G. (2013).  The consequences of disconnection and connection to nature: The links between nature relatedness, materialism, and wellbeing.

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