Is a cultural ethology possible?

@article{Cloak1975IsAC,
  title={Is a cultural ethology possible?},
  author={F. T. Cloak},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  year={1975},
  volume={3},
  pages={161-182}
}
  • F. Cloak
  • Published 30 April 1975
  • Psychology
  • Human Ecology
The possibility, desirability, and potential outcomes of applying ethological methods to the study of culture-specific human behaviors are investigated. Ethology and culture are explored. A new term, “instruction,” and its use in cultural ethology are proposed. Genetics and survival value are related to cultural ethology. A cultural ethology is given a possible theoretical foundation, and current attempts at a cultural ethology are appraised. A research program in cultural ethology and related… 
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