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Human sociobiology a holistic approach by Daniel G. Freedman

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Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Sociobiology.,
  • Human behavior.,
  • Human biology.,
  • Genetics, Behavioral.,
  • Social behavior.,
  • Behavior, Animal.

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Edition Notes

StatementDaniel G. Freedman.
LC ClassificationsGN365.9 .F73
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 242 p. :
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4750776M
ISBN 100029106605
LC Control Number78073025

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Human sociobiology can be said to be similar, if not identical, to other evolutionary subdisciplines that also are founded on natural selection theory, especially evolutionary psychology, evolutionary anthropology and human behavioral ecology (Daly and Wilson, ).Cited by: 3. May 21,  · Sociobiology: The Human Animal, Reel 2 Reel 1 available here Focuses on sociobiology, a new and controversial science which holds that behavior is biologically determined. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film. Dec 11,  · The latest attempt to reinvigorate these tired theories comes with the alleged creation of a new discipline, sociobiology. This past summer we have been treated to a wave of publicity and laudatory reviews of E. O. Wilson’s book, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, including that of C. H. Waddington [NYR, August 7]. Books about Sociobiology | What Should I Read Next?. Register for free to build your own book lists.

Although voted by officers and fellows of the international Animal Behavior Society the most important book on animal behavior of all time, Sociobiology is probably more widely known as the object of bitter attacks by social scientists and other scholars who opposed its claim that human social behavior, indeed human nature, has a biological. Ad Policy. genes, evolution and human behavior in the same paragraph. Ever since E.O. Wilson first published the book Sociobiology–which argued that human behavior, like that of all. Apr 28,  · Sociobiology: The Human Animal, with Myrmecologist Edward O. Wilson. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.