the application of evolutionary theory to social behavior
the study of the hereditary basis of human and animal social behavior. (377)
Philosophical school that presumes all individuals want to maximize their chances of passing on their genetic material which in turn unconsciously controls their behavior.
the branch of biology that conducts comparative studies of the social organization of animals (including human beings) with regard to its evolutionary history
the study of the biological basis of social behavior
(contrast with behaviourist) - behaviour is based on a determined genetic background - eg. altruistic, infant care, aggressive behaviours
A theory that uses evolutionary biology to explain the social behavior of all animals, including humans.
A scientific discipline concerned with identifying biological and genetic bases for social behavior in humans and other animals.
The biological study of social behavior in animals, based upon the understanding that social behaviors can be genetically encoded and evolve through the evolutionary process of natural selection.
the study of the biological control of social behavior.
The branch of biology that studies the evolutionary basis of social behavior.
The systematic study of how biology affects social behaviour.
Sociobiology is a synthesis of scientific disciplines that explains behaviour in all species by considering the evolutionary advantages of social behaviours. It is often considered a branch of biology and sociology, and it also draws from ethology, anthropology, evolution, zoology, archeology, population genetics, and other disciplines. Within the study of human societies, sociobiology is closely related to the fields of human behavioral ecology and evolutionary psychology.