Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Human Ethology

Relatively recent (1970s) branch of behavioral biology that focuses on the biological bases for human behavior. Human ethology focuses on the human species, rather than on the individual as would be the case in psychology, has a comparative approach (to both other species, such as primates, and to different human populations), and investigates the development of behavior in infants. Although it developed from zoology and other areas of biology, it has strong overlaps with anthropology.

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