Publications and Presentations

 

PUBLICATIONS

Zelenski, J. M., & Nisbet, E. K. (2012). Happiness and feeling connected: The distinct role of nature relatedness. Environment and Behavior. Published online before print, doi: 10.1177/0013916512451901

Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2011). Underestimating nearby nature:  Affective forecasting errors obscure the happy path to sustainability.  Psychological Science, 22(9), 1101-1106.

Nisbet, E. K., Zelenski, J. M., & Murphy, S. A. (2011). Happiness is in our nature: Exploring nature relatedness as a contributor to subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 12, 303-322, doi: 10.1007/s10902-010-9197-7

Nisbet, E. K., Zelenski, J. M., & Murphy, S. A. (2009). The Nature Relatedness Scale: Linking individuals’ connection with nature to environmental concern and behavior. Environment and Behavior, 41, 715-740.

Nisbet, E. K., & Gick, M. L. (2008). Can health psychology help the planet? Applying theory and models of health behaviour to environmental actions. Canadian Psychology, 49, 296-303.

Nisbet, E. K., Zelenski, J. M., & Murphy, S. A. (2007). The Human Nature Connection: Sustainable Development Policy Implications. In G. B. Doern (Ed.), Innovation, Science, Environment: Canadian Policies and Performance, 2007-2008 (pp. 200-218). Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Nisbet, E. K. (2012, November).  A nature-related prescription for happiness.  Paper presented at the 19th A. D. Latornell Conservational Symposium, Alliston, Ontario.

Nisbet, E. K. (2012, September).  The psychology of human nature relations, happiness, and enviornmental behaviour.  Workshop at the Annual Conference of the Outdoor Educators of Ontario, Torrance, Ontario.

Nisbet, E. K., Pineau, S., & Gick, M. L. (2012, June).  Think locally, connect globally: Framing water protection as a local issue fosters connectedness with nature and the planet. Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Nisbet, E. K. (2012, June).  Linking individual differences in nature relatedness with subjective well-being and environmental sustainability. Invited talk at the Social and Personality Preconference of the 73rd Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Aitken, N. M., Pelletier, L. G., & Nisbet, E. K. (2012, June). Connections help to motivate pro-environmental action. Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2012, January). Happiness and feeling connected: The unique role of nature relatedness.  Poster presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, California.

Nisbet, E. K., Nealis, L. J., & Zelenski, J. M. (2011, September).  Nature related people benefit most from nature contact:  Trait connectedness moderates the happiness benefits of time in nature.  Paper presented at the 9th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2011, June). Nature Relatedness:  Human-nature connections and the happy path to sustainable behavior. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, Burlington, Vermont.

Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2011, June). Bridging sustainability and well-being with the NR-6, a brief new measure of nature relatedness. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Zelenski, J. M. & Nisbet, E. K. (2011, June). Bringing together environmental, personality, and social psychology approaches to sustainability. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Convention of Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Nisbet, E. K., & Gick, M. L. (2011, June). Effects of nature relatedness and environmental message framing on government satisfaction and environmental concern. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Aitken, N. M., Nisbet, E. K., Sowinski, C., & Gick, M. L. (2010, June). Pro-environmental behaviours and connection to nature: Differences between easy and difficult behaviours. Poster presented at the 71st Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2010, January). The importance of nature in promoting personal and environmental well-being. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2009, September). Individual differences in nature relatedness, materialism, and affective forecasting. Paper presented at the 8th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Zurich, Switzerland.

Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2009, June). The nature of affective forecasting: Individual differences in prediction accuracy for positive and negative emotions during outdoor experiences. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2008, August). Finding happiness in nearby nature. Paper presented at the 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

Nisbet, E. K., & Gick, M. L. (2008, June). Can health psychology help the planet?  The application of health behaviour research to environmental actions. Paper presented at the 69th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Zelenski, J. M., & Nisbet, E. (2007, October). Happiness is in our nature. Invited paper presented at the 2007 Global Well-Being Forum, Washington, DC.

Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2007, June). The effects of framing and nature relatedness on persuasive environmental messages. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Social and Personality Psychology Preconference, Ottawa, Ontario.

Zelenski, J. M., & Nisbet, E. K. (2006, June). Using ‘nature relatedness’ to link individuals’ connection with nature, environmental concern, behaviour, and well-being. Invited paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Social and Personality Psychology Preconference, Calgary, Alberta.

Nisbet, E. K. & Zelenski, J. M. (2005, September). Nature relatedness: Restoring connectedness to the natural environment and increasing psychological well-being through environmental education.  Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Bochum, Germany.

Nisbet, E. K., Murphy, S. A., & Zelenski, J. M. (2005, June). Time in nature is well spent:  A cross-sectional and experience sampling approach to assessing nature relatedness, emotions, and psychological well-being. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

Nisbet, E. K. & Zelenski, J. M. (2004, June). Nature relatedness and subjective well-being: Are nature lovers happier people? Paper presented at the 65th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Skomorovsky, A., Nisbet, E. K., Westmacott, R., Matheson, K., & Anisman, H. (2004, June). Stress and depression: The role of personality, self-esteem and coping. Poster presented at the 65th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Westmacott, R., Skomorovsky, A., Nisbet, E. K., Matheson, K. & Anisman, H. (2004, June). Childhood parental bereavement and adult depressive symptomatology: Role of family functioning and bonding with the surviving parent. Poster presented at the 65th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, St. John’s, Newfoundland.


MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW AND IN PREPARATION

Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2011). The nature of happy sustainability: The NR6 as a brief new measure of nature relatedness.  Unpublished manuscript.

Nisbet, E. K., & Gick, M. L. (2010). The effects of nature relatedness and framing on environmental health messages.  Unpublished manuscript.

Nisbet, E. K., & Gick, M. L. (2010). Individual differences in nature relatedness, materialism, and happiness. Unpublished manuscript.