Recently, I heard in a podcast that people enjoy booths or corners in restaurants because we have a natural preference for spaces we deem more secure (e.g. in this case, we can see the rest of the restaurant easily, less ''points of attack'' because of surrounding walls, etc.). I have heard similar rationale for several other behaviors.
This made me wonder, to what extent, do we have ingrained ''secure'' behaviors and at which point are our secure behaviors learned during our upbringing (e.g. taught by parents, school, society). For instance, something we may have been taught is ''don't get into a car with strangers.''
Are there works that have explored what secure behaviors should be transmitted vs. what behaviors seem to be ingrained by default?