from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or having to do with the interaction of biological and social forces: the biosocial aspects of disease.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to both biological and social features


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  • These fairness principles are translated into a "biosocial contract" that replaces the social contract of earlier thinkers.

    A New Social Contract

  • For Mr. Corning, the biosocial contract has "the legitimacy of science" behind it and is a great advance on what he calls "a fantasy based on some simplistic view of human nature or some outworn nineteenth-century ideology," such as socialism or capitalism.

    A New Social Contract

  • The film also reminds us that our biological characteristics may be conceived as optimal only when our societies are adequately equipped to accommodate radical deviations from a biosocial norm.

    Andy Miah: The Human Centipede -- a Film Essay

  • In the episode in which Leonard firs asks Leslie for a date – "a biosocial exploration with a neurochemical overlay," he calls it – the two test how long it takes a powerful lab laser to heat up soup.

    Women on the Big Bang Theory

  • We may conclude that the biological perspective on human sexuality has not yet made a substantial contribution to the “balanced biosocial synthesis” that the Baldwins 1980 have recommended.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » There’s Always Next Year

  • Welcome to biosocial data analysis by those who can, and possible infringement of access to areas of our society because your DNA makes somebody think you might not be trustworthy.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Those folks who are in the biosocial anthropology tradition, like Jane Lancaster, always seem to do a good job.

    Something Worthwhile on FOX

  • Several decades ago the psychologist Robert Cloninger proposed what he called a “unified biosocial theory of personality,” organized around three axes corresponding to the three major neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.

    Mind Wide Open

  • Provides counseling and guidance to speech-and language-handicapped individuals, May direct scientific projects investigating biosocial phenomena associated with voice, speech, and language.

    Discover What You’re Best At

  • Next, the age and sex distribution is examined for a variety of social behaviors which co-vary along these biosocial dimensions e.g. voting, religion, consumption, sexual behavior, crime, etc.

    The Population of the United States


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