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ethology

 [ĕ-thol´o-je]
the scientific study of animal behavior, particularly in the natural state. adj., adj etholog´ical.

e·thol·o·gy

(ē-thol'ŏ-jē),
The study of animal behavior.
[G. ethos, character, habit, + logos, study]

ethology

/eth·ol·o·gy/ (e-thol´ah-je) the scientific study of animal behavior, particularly in the natural state.etholog´ical

ethology

(ĭ-thŏl′ə-jē, ē-thŏl′-)
n.
1. The scientific study of animal behavior, especially as it occurs in a natural environment.
2. The study of human ethos and its formation.

eth′o·log′i·cal (ĕth′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
e·thol′o·gist n.

ethology

[ethol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, ethos, character, logos, science
1 (in zoology) the scientific study of the behavioral patterns of animals, specifically in their native habitat.
2 (in psychology) the empiric study of human behavior, primarily social customs, manners, and mores. ethologic, ethological, adj., ethologist, n.

ethology

the study of animal behaviour in the natural habitat of the animals concerned.

ethology

the scientific study of animal behavior, particularly in the natural state.
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As such, ethology suggests a more primitive, practical science that deals more with reality, or an attitude proceeding from a purely ontological point of view.
Alt concludes her book by drawing together the threads of her arguments about taxonomy and the modern life sciences to propose that Woolf uses ethology and ecology as analogies for the representation of life in fiction: "in place of a literary method focused on exhaustive description in the service of definitive classification, Woolf advocated acceptance of the fact that only fleeting glimpses of a moving subject were possible or, indeed, desirable" (168).
This is sometimes referred to as ethology, the study of behaviour using biological methods and concepts.
Newer fields of study in animal science include ethology, biotechnology, and food safety.
It was here that he applied his interest in a variety of scientific disciplines--evolution, complexity theory, cybernetics and ethology (how evolution shapes animal behaviour)--to develop an approach called management ecology.
in Human Ethology and was on the faculty of the State University of New York for nine years.
Skin tone and luminosity may be a major signal to suitors of a woman's attractiveness, as well as of her assumed age," said Grammer, who is founder and scientific director of the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Urban Ethology at the University of Vienna, Austria.
Attend Christmas party in Chester of company called Equine Ethology, for whom I do some work.
Eclipsed by Behaviorism and classical ethology, mentalistic anthropomorphism has undergone a r Skinner's reasons for rejecting anthropomorphism remain valid today.
In college, I switched my focus from art to wildlife research-ethology--the study of animals in their natural habitat, after reading, among other things, King Solomon's Ring, by Konrad Lorenz, the "father" of ethology.
Ethology of Efferia varipes with comments on species coexistence (Diptera: Asilidae).
Desde 1986 el Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie lleva el nombre ingles de Ethology.