Is a cultural ethology possible?
- F. T. Cloak Jr.
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The possibility, desirability, and potential outcomes of applying ethological methods to the study of culture-specific human behaviors are investigated. Ethology and culture are explored. A new term, “instruction,” and its use in cultural ethology are proposed. Genetics and survival value are related to cultural ethology. A cultural ethology is given a possible theoretical foundation, and current attempts at a cultural ethology are appraised. A research program in cultural ethology and related fields is proposed.
- Is a cultural ethology possible?
Volume 3, Issue 3 , pp 161-182
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- Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
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- F. T. Cloak Jr. (1)
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- 1. 1417 East Cook Street, Springfield, Illinois