Keren Kaplan-Mintz

Building a personal resilience through contact with nature in the times of Corona

Building a personal resilience through contact with nature in the times of Corona

The research is conducted in collaboration with the Shamir Research Institute. During the time of COVID-19 pandemic, the public in Israel has experienced various stressful events. Stressful life events often lead to psychological stress and impair health. Promoting personal resilience is therefore an essential part of adaptation in such times. The study focused on individuals' emotional state, the contribution of various determinants for explaining it, and the ways exposure to nature under the restrictions may provide some relief.
Ancillary benefit assessment of JNF forests: physical and psychological well-being, cultural services, and economic aspects

Ancillary benefit assessment of JNF forests: physical and psychological well-being, cultural services, and economic aspects

The research is conducted in collaboration with the Shamir Research Institute.The study deals with how KKL-JNF forests contribute to the mental and physical health of their visitors and provide system services in the cultural and psychological aspects. The study focuses on the current contribution and possible ways to enhance it. Another aim of the study is to examine differences between Jewish and Arab societies in Israel in the way they benefit from the forests and to make recommendations from a cross-cultural perspective. The applied aim of the study is to provide recommendations regarding the management of the KKL-JNF forestry. How the JNF can produce higher awareness of the public and of professionals in the fields of health, culture, and sports concerning the potential contribution of forests.
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