late 17c., "mimicry, art of depicting characters by mimic gestures," from Latin ethologia, from Greek ethologia, from ethos "character" (see ethos). Taken by Mill as "science of character formation" (1843); as a branch of zoology, "study of instincts," from 1897. Related: Ethological.
1. The origins of ethology can be traced back to Darwin.
2. Ethology is the study of animal behavior, based in zoology.
3. Note the relevance of this concept to human ethology.
4. The links below are online references for additional resources in the field of human ethology.
5. Ethology and Evolution on the Web. Study of human ethology, evolutionary psychology, and related fields.