human ethology

noun

: 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 ethologyEllen B. Basso and Gunter Senft, Ritual Communication, 2009

called also ethology

Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of human ethology was in 1972

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“Human ethology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/human%20ethology. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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