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Definition of Sociobiology

(noun) The branch of biology and sociology that is concerned with the biological aspects of social behavior and organization.

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Usage Notes

  • Variant spelling: socio-biology
  • Also called social biology.
  • A (noun) sociobiologist studies (adjective) sociobiologic or (adjective) sociobiological topics (adverb) sociobiologically.

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Cite the Definition of Sociobiology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “sociobiology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/sociobiology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

sociobiology. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/sociobiology/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “sociobiology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/sociobiology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“sociobiology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/sociobiology/>.