human ethology


Definition of human ethology

: the scientific study of human behavior under natural conditions especially in the context of its origin and evolution It remains an open question whether forms of ritual communication can be seen as culture-specific manifestations of universal human interaction strategies, as hypothesized within the framework of human ethology— Ellen B. Basso and Gunter Senft, Ritual Communication, 2009

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Human ethology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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