The Biophilia Hypothesis and Life in the 21st Century: Increasing Mental Health or Increasing Pathology?

@article{Gullone2000TheBH,
  title={The Biophilia Hypothesis and Life in the 21st Century: Increasing Mental Health or Increasing Pathology?},
  author={E. Gullone},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={1},
  pages={293-322}
}
  • E. Gullone
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Happiness Studies
Wilson's biophilia hypothesis includes the claim that, as a consequence of evolution, humans have an “innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes.” A review of various literatures converges to support this central claim. One area of support for our innate affiliation with nature comes from research demonstrating increased psychological well-being upon exposure to natural features and environments. Support also comes from the strength and prevalence of phobic responses to stimuli of… Expand
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