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Ethology is the scientific and objective study of animal behaviour, usually with a focus on behaviour under natural conditions, and viewing behaviour as an evolutionarily adaptive trait. Behaviourism is a term that also describes the scientific and objective study of animal behaviour, usually referring to measured responses to stimuli or trained behavioural responses in a laboratory context, without a particular emphasis on evolutionary adaptivity. Many naturalists have studied aspects of animal behaviour throughout history. Ethology has its scientific roots in the work of Charles Darwin and of American and German ornithologists of the late 19th and early 20th century, including Charles O. Whitman, Oskar Heinroth, and Wallace Craig. The modern discipline of ethology is generally considered to have begun during the 1930s with the work of Dutch biologist Nikolaas Tinbergen and by Austrian biologists Konrad Lorenz and Karl von Frisch, joint awardees of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Ethology is a combination of laboratory and field science, with a strong relation to some other disciplines such as neuroanatomy, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Ethologists are typically interested in a behavioural process rather than in a particular animal group, and often study one type of behaviour, such as aggression, in a number of unrelated animals.

Ethology is a rapidly growing field. Since the dawn of the 21st century, many aspects of animal communication, emotions, culture, learning and sexuality that the scientific community long thought it understood have been re-examined, and new conclusions reached. New fields, such as neuroethology, have developed.

and for people.. now we have the means to listen deeper..  to 7b idio-jargons everyday .. in a environ free of supposed to’s.. ie: an undisturbed ecosystem

though i’d say.. people don’t really need to be listened to in order to be studied.. rather.. in order to be facilitated.. (ie: facil daily curiosity  ie: cure ios city).. until they are detoxed back/to natural state


intro’d to term and adding page while reading Robert Sapolsky‘s behave:


you must think like the animal to learn what is happening.. this pertains to the field of ethology, the science of interviewing an animal in its own language

let’s do that everyday.. idio-jargon/self-talk as data.. via 2 convers as infra and tech as it could be..


in contrast w behaviorism’s obsession w uniformity and universality of behavior, ethologists loved behavioral variety.. they’d emphasize how every species evolves unique behavior in respond to unique demands, an dhow one had to open mindedly observe animals in their natural habitats to understand them (‘studying rat social behavior in a cage is like studying dolphin swimming behavior in a bathtub’ is an ethology adage)

and like studying whales in sea world (aka: studying people immersed in the supposed to’s.. of school/work)