Exploring Neuro-Landscape Theory Interfaced with Pro-Environment Behaviour Theory for Psychological Restoration of Low Income Group


  • Noriah Othman Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Mohd Zahid Mohd Salleh Centre of Studies for Postgraduate, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UiTM, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA.
  • Nurhayati Abdul Malek Centre of Studies for Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UiTM, Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA
  • Leny Suzana Suddin Department of Public Health Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Sg. Buloh Campus, UiTM, 47000 Sg. Buloh, Selangor, MALAYSIA




Neuro-Landscape (NL), Pro-Environment Behaviour (PEB), Psychological Restoration (PR), Low Income Group (B40)


Mental disorder can be overcome through psychological restoration (PR) in urban agglomerations. There is a growing need for restoration in the urban surrounding environment. Despite many studies on nature and PR, hardly any research in neuroscience and urban nature, its relationship with Pro-Environment Behaviour (PEB), and PR for urban low-income groups (B40). Therefore, this paper attempts to explore prospects via the literature overviews. From the significant literature, a conceptual Neuro-Landscape Model and methodological research framework have been developed. In conclusion, this model can be verified further to gain significant evidence for addressing concerns in the well-being of B40 in Malaysia.

Keywords: Neuro-Landscape (NL), Pro-Environment Behaviour (PEB), Psychological Restoration (PR), Low Income Group (B40)

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2055


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How to Cite

Othman, N., Mohd Salleh, M. Z., Abdul Malek, N., & Suddin, L. S. (2020). Exploring Neuro-Landscape Theory Interfaced with Pro-Environment Behaviour Theory for Psychological Restoration of Low Income Group. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 231–236. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2055

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