Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior

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Robert Hinde

  • Kelsey Moreno
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_932-1


Robert Hinde was a British ethologist from the mid-twentieth to the early twenty-first century. He worked on a multitude of topics during his career, including bird migration, courtship in birds, mobbing behavior, social learning, parent-offspring relationships in primates, human social relationships, religion, morality, and war. He is well known for discounting Lorenz’s drive model of behavior, developing a framework for animal social behavior, and campaigning for nuclear disarmament.

Life and Work

Robert Hinde was born in Norwich in 1923, the youngest of four children, with one brother and two sisters. He was an avid naturalist from an early age, encouraged by his parents and an uncle. This passion for nature was nurtured while attending boarding school at Oundle, where he went on bird-watching expeditions with the headmaster and his son (Hinde 2010).

Following school, Robert joined the Air Ministry, serving as a pilot and navigator on Coastal Command. Kenneth Fisher,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Southern MississippiHattiesburgUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Lauren Highfill
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  1. 1.Eckerd CollegeSt. PetersburgUSA