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Lorenz, Konrad

(1903–89) Austrian biologist, the pioneer of modern ETHOLOGY, who founded the school of behavioural studies which regards animal behaviour as a product of adaptive evolution. He is perhaps best known for two of his books, King Solomon's Ring (1952) and Man meets Dog (1954), and also for his work on IMPRINTING.
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Lorenz,

Konrad, Austrian zoologist, 1903–, joint winner of 1973 Nobel Prize for work related to social behavior.
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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.
More than a quarter of a century ago, Konrad Lorenz (1970) described his generation as tumultuous.
The "cute response" was named by Konrad Lorenz. He noted, in pandas for example, the apparently disproportionally large heads compared to the body, the round head with the big eyes; their clumsiness and tendency to sit on their rear ends, all reminding one of a baby needing nurturing.
"Star Wars" cultists were formed all over the world in a bonding phenomenon like that of Konrad Lorenz' ducklings.
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They build on Konrad Lorenz's observation that a newly hatched duckling will be imprinted by the first moving thing that it sees, and will thereafter treat that thing as its mother.
"From homophobic people saying there is no such thing as homosexuality in animals to Konrad Lorenz's famous research into territorial aggression, animal behavior has been used to show the limits of human sexual behavior and liberation," Bronski says.
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These included Robert Ardrey's The Territorial Imperative (1966), Konrad Lorenz's On Aggression (1966), Desmond Morris' The Naked Ape (1967), and Lionel Tiger and Robin Fox's The Imperial Animal (1970).
On information from Konrad Lorenz, the University of Chicago Press approached Lashley about publishing the book.
Austrian behavioral scientist Konrad Lorenz maintains that aggression is central to the evolutionary process.
In 1935 the Austrian-born German zoologist Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989), a student of bird behavior, described imprinting.