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Human responses to nature slide show

  1. 1.  “Emotions are our most powerful decision making force” Agree or disagree?
  2. 2.  You have an important piece of work to do next week but it‟s you only have 2 levels to go in your playstation game. Mum has made chicken and steamed vegetables for dinner but dad asks do you want to stop at Macca‟s on the way home. You told your younger sister you would take her to the park but your friends are going to a party. You are doing your homework when your favourite TV show comes on.
  3. 3.  “emotions may be fundamental to dealing with equal options and decisions that do not have a clear rational basis for choosing” A totally emotional decision is very fast in comparison to a rational decision. Decisions that start with logic may need emotions to enable the final selection Intensity of emotions can override rational decision making in cases where it is clearly needed
  4. 4.  Anotonio Damassio, a neurologist, studied a man named Elliot who suffered an injury which damaged his prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the brain responsible for decision making. Elliot found it very difficult to make even basic decisions, like what colour socks to wear in the morning. This provides evidence that our emotions are involved in nearly every decision that we make, even when we think we are being logical.
  5. 5.  "Theessential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action while reason leads to conclusions."
  6. 6.  Everything we do in life is based on the „responses‟ that we have. Emotions provide a more powerful stimuls for decision making. Outdoor emotions can evoke emotional responses, more so than intellectual responses. Do you agree? Lets do a test?
  7. 7.  As a class, lets think up as many emotions as we can. Try to think of all the different possible ways you can feel, or have felt before. You will use this list to help you complete the next activity, so the more the better.
  8. 8.  Divide your page into two columns. Title your first column „Scenery‟ and number down to 17. Title your second column „animals‟ and number down to 15. For each image that comes on the screen, write the one word (or phrase) you could use to describe it.
  9. 9.  Look at you list of words. How many of these are „emotions‟ How many are intellectual – descriptions. Pick your 3 favourite locations. What words did you write for these? Based on your own research, what type of responses do you think outdoor environments trigger.
  10. 10.  Nature has a powerful impact on humans. Why? Nature evokes emotional responses. Emotional responses are powerful influences. Emotional responses determine how we act. So, nature can influence the way we act.
  11. 11.  Some of these images invoke similar responses. Why? They may symbolise certain ideas or values that we all understand. Many images are deliberately used to convey messages to us all. Eg – ad for Australia would include what?  Sorbent ad.
  12. 12.  Some images invoke very different responses. Example? Why? Everybody has different, values, upbringing, experiences, personalities.
  13. 13.  Why is it important that we have responses to nature, and get others to do it too? Usually when we go to a natural environment, we are doing some kind of activity. What could you do to get the most out of your experiences with nature? Spend a longer amount of time in the place. Sit in one place for a while, and just look, or listen. Take photographs. Draw or write. Return to the same place again.
  14. 14.  Nature is able to stir up very powerful emotions in humans. This makes it a very useful tool for people who want to get a certain message across. Can you think of any ads, stories, movies that have used any of these images.

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