Definition of sociobiologist in US English:

sociobiologist

noun

  • See sociobiology

    • ‘When it comes to the development of behaviour, sociobiologists are even more keenly aware of the crucial role of environment in bringing about behaviour.’
    • ‘Such behavioral features that are apparently universal throughout the species are often, on that basis, assumed, particularly by sociobiologists, to represent biologically determined behaviors.’
    • ‘Anthropologists and sociobiologists have emphasized the role that gift exchange plays in developing relationships in various societies.’
    • ‘For the sociobiologists, human social behaviors came into existence as unintended and unconscious results of various natural threats to our species.’
    • ‘A major concern of sociobiologists is the nature and origin of altruistic behavior: Why has altruism evolved?’

Pronunciation

sociobiologist

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