Sociobiology: Definition & Theory


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What is sociobiology?

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1. In what decade did sociobiology become more popular in researching human behavior?

2. Who was an influencing figure in discussing sociobiology from a human behavior standpoint?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Once you've read over the attached lesson on sociobiology, the assessment will help you review some of the more crucial points from the lesson. The quiz questions will test you on things such as the timeline of the development of sociobiology as an academic field and important figures who contributed to it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The definition of sociobiology
  • The timeline of the popularity of sociobiology
  • Figures in sociobiology
  • Natural selection
  • What sociobiology studies historically

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of important information related to the definition and characteristics of the field of sociobiology
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the history of sociobiology in an academic context, and some of the important figures associated with it
  • Knowledge application - apply the information on sociobiology that you read over in the lesson to answer questions on elements of sociobiology and what sociobiology studies

Additional Learning

To learn more about sociobiology, review the corresponding lesson called Sociobiology: Definition & Theory. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of sociobiology
  • The history of the field
  • Natural selection
  • Important figures in sociobiology