720025 Human Ethology

summer semester 2018 | Last update: 07.03.2018 Place course on memo list
Human Ethology
VO 2

The students will be made familiar with manifold aspects of human perception, thought, emotion and behavior and the connections with other human sciences.

Human Ethology investigates human behavior with the help of the Four Basic Questions of Biological Research (causation, ontogeny, adaptation, phylogeny).

The following topics will be presented:

● birth

● expression of emotions

● bonding and increasing autonomy of the child (incl. traumats because of loss of parents and/or incest)

● biopsychology of gender differences

● phases of greaf / accompanying of mourning people

● aggression, inhibition of aggression / theories about aggression

● evolutionary aspects of psychology and medicine

● evolution of moral

● evolutionary epistemology

● possessive behavior


PPT-lecture with video examples (amog others) from the Human Ethological Film Archive.

multiple choice colloquium

Eibl-Eibesfeldt I 1995: Die Biologie des menschlichen Verhaltens, München Piper; English edition: 2009: Human Ethology. New York Aldine.

Forster J, Schiefenhövel W & Sütterlin Ch 2012: Im Spiegel der Anderen. Ingolstadt Stadtmuseum.

Medicus G 2017: Was uns Menschen verbindet - Humanethologische Angebote zur Verständigung zwischen Leib- und Seelenwissenschaften. Berlin VWB-Verlag; englische Ausgabe: Being Human - Bridging the Gap between the Sciences of Body and Mind. Berlin VWB-Verlag

Vorlesungsunterlagen in: www.uibk.ac.at/psychologie/humanethologie

Montags, 17.30 Uhr - 19.00 Uhr , HS 1 in der Frauen-und-Kopf-Klinik