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social behaviourcomportement social (fr.); Sozialverhalten (ger.)

  • Those activities of organisms that reduce the probability of their own survival and reproduction in favour of at least one other organism. In terms of the theory of evolution, the existence of social behaviour suggests that other levels of selection than the level of the individual may be decisive, e.g. the level of the gene or the group. (HWB 2011)
    social behaviour

    [It is certainly necessary that the People should have a good Opinion of their own lawful Pastors, unless where notorious Negligence of their Flock, abominable Immoralities, or Mutablity in their Doctrines and Social Behaviour, leave no room for it.

    Milbourne, L. (1722). A Legacy to the Church of England. Vindicating Her Orders from the Objections of Papists and Dissenters: 373.]


    [a Man of pure Religion, Social Behaviour, Chastity of Body, temperate in his Desires, loving to his Friends; beneficent to the Poor, charitable to all, just in his Dealings [Epitaph from 1623]

    Seymour, R. (1735). A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, Borough of Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 2: 557.]


    [Since Benevolence is now proved to be a primary Pursuit, it follows, that we are to direct every Action so as to produce the greatest Happiness, and the least Misery, in our Power. This is the Rule of social Behaviour, which universal unlimited Benevolence inculcates.

    Hartley, D. (1749). Observations on Man, his Frame, his Duty, and his Expectations, part 2: 292 (prop. 70).]

    The Evolution of Social Behaviour

    Morgan, C.L. (1900). Animal Behaviour: 225; cf. also Anonymus (1914). [Report on studies of social behavior of pigeons by Wallace Craig]. Science 40, 445.

    das Sozialverhalten der Vögel zur Brutzeit innerhalb der Lebensgemeinschaft

    Ringleben, H. (1942). Die ornithologische Bedeutung von Vogelinseln gezeigt am Beispiel von Schleimünde. Der Biologe 11, 270-275: 271.


    Reproductive and social behaviour of the northern elephant seal (Fortpflanzungs- und Sozialverhalten des nördlichen See-Elefanten, Microunga angustirostris)

    Koehler, O. (1954). Rev.: Bartholomew Jr., G.A. (1952). Reproductive and social behaviour of the northern elephant seal (Fortpflanzungs- und Sozialverhalten des nördlichen See-Elefanten, Microunga angustirostris). Univ. Calif. Publ. Zool. 47, 369-472. Z. Tierpsychol. 11-12, 339-343: title.


    Sozialverhalten des Kolkrabe

    Gwinner, E. (1964). Untersuchungen über das Ausdrucks- und Sozialverhalten des Kolkraben (Corvus corax corax L.). Z. Tierpsychol. 21, 657-748.


    Sozialverhalten des Rehes

    Kurt, F. (1968). Das Sozialverhalten des Rehes (Capreolus capreolus L.).


    Ein Sozialverhalten ist ein Verhalten, das die Wahrscheinlichkeit des Überlebens und Fortpflanzens des sich verhaltenden Organismus zugunsten mindestens eines anderen Organismus mindert. In evolutionstheoretischer Perspektive deutet das Vorhandensein von Sozialverhalten darauf hin, dass neben der Ebene des Individuums andere Ebenen der Organisation, z.B. die des Gens oder der Gruppe, entscheidende Selektionsebenen darstellen.

    Toepfer, G. (2011). Historisches Wörterbuch der Biologie. Geschichte und Theorie der biologischen Grundbegriffe, vol 3: 378.

Sober, E. (1988). What is evolutionary altruism? Can. J. Philos. Suppl. 14, 75-99.

Wilson, D.S. & Dugatkin, L.A. (1992). Altruism: contemporary debates. In: Fox Keller, E. & Lloyd, E. (eds.). Keywords in Evolutionary Biology, 29-33.

Voorzanger, B. (1994). Bioaltruism reconsidered. Biol. Philos. 9, 75-84.

Costa, J.T. & Fitzgerald, T.D. (1996). Developments in social terminology: semantic battles in a conceptual war. Trends Ecol. Evol. 11, 285-289.

Sober, E. & Wilson, D.S. (1998). Unto Others.