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Real Nature Beats Technological Stand-ins for Human Well-being

May 17, 2011

the robot dog, AIBO As our environment degrades and technology improves, can technological versions of nature become suitable replacements? In a new book, a University of Washington psychologist argues that to flourish, humans need exposure to the natural world. Full Story

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