Is there a single word that can succinctly express the idea of "human traits" or "human behaviours" or "human habits"?

Words that I have thought like race, species are not good because the sound too general and have too little link to the idea of "human traits" 

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  • I cannot understand clearly what the question is. – MetaEd Feb 1 '12 at 16:14

Probably Culture is the word you want. Only humans have culture, so you can leave off the human part. There's material culture, artistic culture, economic culture, biological culture, you name it.

See also Anthropology, Cultural; Anthropology, Physical; and Linguistics.

  • Would culture still sound a little broad if I only wanted to narrow down to just human habits and behaviour? I am worry that readers may find it difficult to relate to the idea of human's behaviour – xenon Feb 1 '12 at 3:44
  • Habits are habits of behavior, right? The two are not disjoint concepts. That's why I went broad; there doesn't seem to be a single concept here. – John Lawler Feb 1 '12 at 5:55

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