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animal behavior

behavior (def 2).
a branch of biology that deals with the behavior of animals, encompassing such fields as ethology, comparative psychology, behavioral ecology, and sociobiology.
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animal behaviorist, noun Unabridged
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  • What, according to Hobhouse, are the differentia of human morality from animal behavior?

  • In psychology interest developed in the study of the child and in the comparative study of human and animal behavior.

  • We account for animal behavior on rational grounds of animal psychology, there is little to interpret.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • Its roots lie deep in organic life, but there is no direct development or exclusive development from animal behavior to human.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • Least of all do zoos produce any new knowledge about animal behavior.

    Damn! Henry Louis Mencken

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