Glossaries are intended to facilitate rapid access to unfamiliar terms as students and scholars navigate sites that often bridge disciplines that are embedded in very different cultures of research and analysis.

ART & ORGANISM and DEEP ETHOLOGY GLOSSARIES emerged from class content and discussions and were frequently updated as new content was encountered and discussed.  Any student’s hesitation about the meaning of a term (or which one of multiple meanings was most useful) would trigger an entry.  Suggestions for new entries are always welcome.


NEUROETHOLOGY was adapted from existing glossaries with a view to incorporating terms important in my own research on the reptile basal forebrain and its role in social behavior.


NEUROPSYCHIATRIC was also adapted from on-line glossaries — sometimes  only a clinical term will do


PSYCHOLOGICAL TERMS:  an extensive glossary (“More than 25,000 authoritative entries across 90 subfields of psychology.”) is maintained by the APA at