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
Exercise and Sport Science
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English and Theatre
Webber, Amanda K., "Nature versus Technology: Nature-Deficit Disorder in Children" (2012). Honors Theses. 17.