In 2005, Richard Louv published Last Child in the Woods. Louv attests that children are spending less time outdoors and more time interacting with technology, and thus, leading to a multitude of behavioral problems. Does this “condition,” aptly named nature-deficit disorder, impact the behavior of children? How is this condition remedied? How can children be introduced to nature both in the curriculum and their home life? How much nature time is enough? To provide answers to these questions, technological trends in youth, behavior problems attributed to nature-deficit disorder, as well as solutions to this ongoing issue are analyzed.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 5-5-2012


Marianne McAdam

Department/Professional Affiliation

Exercise and Sport Science

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Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



English and Theatre