Habitat Selection and the Evolutionary Aesthetics of Landscape Preference

  • Marko Škorić University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, Serbia
  • Aleksej Kišjuhas University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, Serbia
Keywords: evolutionary aesthetics, habitat selection, biophilia, landscape preference

Abstract

This paper analyses the processes of habitat selection and human landscape preferences from an evolutionary perspective, with the aim of demonstrating how humans aesthetically choose, assess and aspire to live in an environment in which our species and our ancestors evolved in during the pre-Neolithic period. We present the basics of evolutionary aesthetics, then analyse the process of habitat selection and the most influential evolutionary theories of landscape preference. Finally, we refer to applied empirical research and point out that a comprehensive evolutionary theory must also take into account the psychological and cultural elements that affect human well-being.

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Published
2020-12-03
How to Cite
ŠkorićM., & KišjuhasA. (2020). Habitat Selection and the Evolutionary Aesthetics of Landscape Preference. Documenta Praehistorica, 47, 494-507. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.47.28
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