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Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality

Helen E. Longino


This book enters into the complexities of human behavioral research, a domain still dominated by the age-old debate of “nature versus nurture.” Rather than supporting one side or another or attempting to replace that dichotomy with a different framework for understanding behavior, the book focuses on how scientists study it, specifically sexual behavior and aggression, and asks what can be known about human behavior through empirical investigation. It dissects five approaches to the study of behavior—quantitative behavioral genetics, molecular behavior genetics, developmental psychology, neuro ... More

Keywords: human behavioral research, nature versus nurture, study of behavior, sexual behavior, aggression, empirical investigation, quantitative behavioral genetics, molecular behavior genetics, developmental psychology, neurophysiology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226492872
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226921822.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen E. Longino, author