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 (bi′ō-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə)
A strong attraction for or emotional attachment to the living world.

bi′o·phil′ic (-ĭk) adj.


(Psychology) an innate love for the natural world, supposed to be felt universally by humankind
[C20: bio + -philia]
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As the biophilia hypothesis suggests, we tend to connect with the natural environment and other forms of life.
This dualism also seems to sit uncomfortably with later discussions about the biophilia hypothesis and humans being innately connected to the world, not necessarily just wilderness or rural areas that they inhabit.
The Biophilia hypothesis life in the 21st century: Increasing mental health or increasing pathology?
The connectedness to nature concept can be explained by Biophilia Hypothesis and Environmental Identity concepts.
Then there's the biophilia hypothesis, which is the idea that we're genetically predisposed to want to be in nature.
Wilson, PhD, proposed his Biophilia Hypothesis, the idea that access to the natural environment can positively affect a person's health.