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Behavioural sciences need behavioural ecology

Behavioural scientists want to see more consideration of context — so why are they not using tools derived from ecology, the science of all life in context? We invite behavioural scientists to align the science of human behaviour with that of behavioural ecology.

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The authors thank N. Lewis Jr, A. K Anderson and G. Evans for their feedback and perspective during conceptualization of the main arguments. This manuscript was not funded by any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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Gonzalez, M.Z., Rice, M.A. Behavioural sciences need behavioural ecology. Nat Hum Behav (2024).

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