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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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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.