sociobiology

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socio- +‎ biology, popularized by E. O. Wilson's Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (1975).

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sociobiology (usually uncountable, plural sociobiologies)

  1. The science that applies the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of social behaviour in both humans and animals.
    • 1999, Peter Koslowski, Sociobiology and Bioeconomics: The Theory of Evolution in Biological and Economic Theory, Springer Science & Business Media (→ISBN), page 1:
      Sociobiology forms a unifying theory of the social interactions in the human and in the animal world. Its principle unifying human and animal societies is the maximisation of genetic fitness by the individual.

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