Barash, David P. Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Di Fiore, Anthony Department of Anthropology, New York University, New York, New York.
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A scientific discipline that applies principles of evolutionary biology to the study of animal and human social behavior. It is a synthesis of ethology, ecology, and evolutionary theory in which social behavior is viewed as a product of natural selection and other biological processes. See also: Ecology; Ethology; Organic evolution
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