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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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In addition to the health benefits, getting your exercise outdoors improves mental focus, emotional power, and your connection to the environment -- something scientists call the Biophilia Effect," says Vindum.
Development psychology and the biophilia hypothesis.
Magic Mushroom Explorer" delves into the ecopsychological effects of wild psychedelic mushrooms, including enhanced biophilia, expanded awareness, eco-shamanic encounters, and access to the ancient wisdom that binds all life on Earth; presents and examines the most recent scientific studies on psilocybin in the U.
The connectedness to nature concept can be explained by Biophilia Hypothesis and Environmental Identity concepts.
The chair of IUCN s Species Survival Commission, Simon Stuart, writing in Biophilia, published in 2014 by the conservation foundation Synchronicity Earth, has called for "a society and a global economy which makes the rights of people and nature unnegotiable.
Meanwhile, the concept of biophilia, or a human yearning to connect with the natural world, was evident in a few plant-oriented introductions.
The biophilia concept isn't new--more than 30 years ago, biologist Edward O.
As a researcher and practitioner, I have been gathering practical examples to support the biophilia hypothesis, and this article is a valuable addition to the evidence.
30pm nightly: BjEaA[micro]rk: Biophilia Live (January 16-19) and Werner Herzog's The Wild Blue Yonder (January 21-24).
Incorporating ideas of biophilia and through a series of terraces and setbacks, the building creates a transition from the sidewalk and pedestrian scale of Prospect Heights to create an appropriate "bookend" that frames the new public park.
We question Thornber's insistence who asserts in her 2014 article "Chinese Literature and Environmental Crises: Plundering Borderlands North and South" that "ecoambiguity refers to the inconsistent, frequently contradictory interactions between people and the natural world and captures better these diverse relationships than the more familiar ecocritical concepts of ecocentrism, ecophilia, and ecophobia" (2) and see, rather, biophilia and ecophobia as different points on what is clearly a spectrum.
99 When Bjork Met Attenborough EIN this feature-length documentary narrated by Tilda Swinton, Bjork and David Attenborough explore the connections between music and nature, focusing in part on her 2011 multimedia project Biophilia.