The International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE), www.ishe.org/, a not-for-profit scientific organization, is the owner of this listserv, whose purpose is to facilitate communication among persons interested in human ethology and to attract new persons to the field. The language is English. The current moderator is Jay R. Feierman.
Human ethology is the study of the biology of human behavior, including the behavior's phylogeny (evolutionary history), ontogeny (development), proximate causes, and adaptiveness (survival value). Postings relevant to these topics will be accepted. Postings from many fields (psychology, anthropology, psychiatry, etc.) are encouraged, as long as they relate to human ethology. Members of the group are encouraged to contribute relevant material from the internet, such as abstracts of articles, news reports, book reviews, notice of meetings of interest, etc. These posting serve as topics (threads) for comments and discussions from the group members. Group members may also submit attached files for comments or discussion, such as jpegs, mpegs or PDF, which can be accessed through the listserv web page or through links to YouTube or Google Video. Members are encouraged to submit drafts of manuscripts, etc. for comments, as well as published articles in PDF or other suitable formats, for circulation.
Any interested person may participate. Listserv members and not the list owner or moderator are responsible for not posting copyrighted material on the list serve without authorization from the copyright holder. See Message #2, "NEW MEMBERS READ THIS," for more details.
KEY WORDS: Biology, Zoology, Psychology, Psychiatry, Anthropology, behavior, brain, Darwin, evolution, natural selection, gender, culture, mating, aggression, mood, cognition, courtship, autism, language, non-verbal, primate, ecology, genetic, altruism, war, violence, religion. The photo is of Konrad Lorenz and Moderator, Jay R. Feierman, from 1985.