Ethological Theory of Human Instinct

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Human Instinct: From C.S. Lewis, Freud and Evolutionists Point Of Views Introduction In this dissertation was shall examine the ethological theory of instinct, and see whether it applies at the human level. From its early history, ethnology has focused on the concept of human instinct, and Lorenz is credited with reviving the term following its "demise" due to withering criticism in the 1920s and 1930s. Prior to Lorenz, the term instinct had been used in contradictory, inconsistent and "experimentally useless" ways, and had fallen into total disrepute. Approaching the problem from the field rather than the laboratory, Lorenz uncovered convincing proof for instincts all through the animal kingdom. In disparity with earlier usages, Lorenz, and later Tinbergen molded the term human instinct into a rich and empirically rooted theoretical concept that went to the core of animal behavior in the wild. For Lorenz, an instinct is an innate, species-specific, typecast model of behavior that is adaptive and gives to the survival of the organism. The human instinct itself is relatively fixed and generally refers to the terminal or consumatory phase of a motivational act, whereas the "instinctive behavior" that precedes and leads to this terminal phase is more broad and variable. The correct education supports the doctrine of objective value and educates the student to respond with emotions, which are in agreement to that value. State of the Question According to C.S. Lewis,
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