- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

The study of the biological and evolutionary base of social behaviour.

Longer explanation

We know that genetics determines things like physical characteristics, certain diseases, and even aspects of personality. But what about social behaviours? Do genes play a role here? Well, sociobiologists argue that in the animal kingdom, social behaviours are genetically determined. In ...

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