Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Behavioral Evolution

A. Irving Hollowell’s term for a conjunctive approach to human evolution, taking into account the organic, psychological, social, and cultural dimensions of the evolutionary process ‘as they are related to underlying conditions that are necessary and sufficient for a human level of existence’. One of a group of terms describing a new sympathy for evolutionary aspects of behavior, after certain anthropologists rediscovered Darwin in the 1970s.

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